The Beehive reports-
The Crown today signed an agreement in principle towards settling historical Treaty of Waitangi claims with the Maungaharuru Tangitu hapū from the Hawke’s Bay, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today.
“The Maungaharuru Tangitu hapū were subjected to extensive land confiscations in the Mohaka/Waikare area and were wrongfully detained following military engagement with the Crown,” Mr Finlayson said. “This agreement will help right the wrongs of the past and help hapū build strong futures.”
The Agreement in Principle sets out at a broad redress package which includes historical, cultural, financial and commercial redress to settle the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of the Maungaharuru Tangitu hapū.
This includes financial redress of $23 million plus interest and the cultural redress that includes part of Opouahi Station, recognising the cultural importance of the Maungaharuru range and Tutira areas
I’ve got a few simple questions-
- How were these claims proved?
- What legal representation did the Crown have and who acted in the Crown’s defence at the Tribunal hearing? In other words, how were the claims tested?
- How was the $25 million arrived at as being the value of the so called “redress”?
- How are today’s NZ taxpayers accountable for something that happened more than a century ago?
What a shameful and disgusting hoax upon the people of New Zealand.