Māori Development Minister, Nanaia Mahuta has ordered an investigation into the Te Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board. 

The investigation will focus on governance, management and the 2017 triennial elections on the board.

The minister says she's received a range of complaints and calls for an investigation from a number of beneficiaries. 

Michael Heron QC will conduct the inquiry and report back in August.

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