Post by Kiwi Frontline on Dec 29, 2019 4:57:15 GMT 12
Weekend Sun / Sunlive 27/12/19
IHUMATO DEBATE I was disgusted to read that Fletchers are spending $60,000 per month for security on their property which is being illegally occupied. This is a spat between Maori tribes and would have been solved months ago if Jacinda Ardern had not interfered.
The protesters should have been removed ages ago. The protesters have widened the spat to build up their case, something to do with rocks and heritage.
They have involved the Maori King who supports them. Hardly surprising? A good political move.
The Treaty Settlements were signed off as full and final. Maori, like all sectors of society, always want more if there is an opportunity. Government representing we taxpayers should resist firmly.
Iwi quickly found that at the first hint of Treaty Settlements, membership increased significantly as people realised the importance of affiliation.
The few vociferous Maori who are regularly in the media should remember that the largesse which Iwi have rightfully received in recent years is an opportunity to build up their wealth.
Much of the land confiscated from their forebears may well have been sold decades ago with the likelihood that the proceeds may have been distributed or lost long ago also. B CAPAMAGIAN, Tauranga.