Post by Kiwi Frontline on Sept 20, 2019 6:42:19 GMT 12
Dominion Post 20/9/19
The latest development regarding Ihumatao is disturbing to say the least. The Maori King has reportedly negotiated a deal with iwi, mana whenua, Kingitanga and the Soul supporters. They now all want the land back, and the Maori King has directed the Government to talk to Fletcher and compensate them.
If the king thinks he has done a good job getting "agreement " from all parties, that's one thing; but arrogantly demanding that the Government reimburse Fletcher for its loss is another. They've been paid for the land already.
The Government must step aside and tell iwi and mana whenua they are responsible for all of Fletcher's costs for reneging on the deal the iwi entered into. We are in 2019 now and not 1862. High time to move on and get real. MIKE JARVIS, Paraparaumu Beach