Tukoroirangi Morgan has not been ousted from his position as the head of Tainui's tribal parliament, contrary to earlier reports.
A statement from the executive board Te Arataura said a vote on the chair had been "inconclusive" and that the vote would be reviewed.
The Waikato Times had reported that Mr Morgan had been removed for allegedly bringing the tribe into disrepute.
At a meeting yesterday, the parliament voted on a resolution that sought his removal, which narrowly won by 30 marae votes to 27, with two abstaining.
Last year Te Kauhanganui chairwoman Tania Martin released a report which alleged excessive spending by the executive board, of more than $1.3 million in seven months.
A internal review is yet to be completed into the tribe's governance structures and policies.
- NZPA, NZ HERALD ONLINE