This dirty little upmarket pokey player who smarmed his way to Prime Minister is going too far this time. How can any New Zealander support this craven sellout and his gutless supplication to the racists and separatists of the Maori Party?
Tuhoe’s lead negotiator is optimistic the iwi could sign a settlement including self-government of Te Urewera National Park and Lake Waikaremoana as early as next year.
Tamati Kruger says Tuhoe has never been closer to reaching a favourable settlement – but it would continue to push for its desire to have maximum autonomy if expectations were not met.
Among other conditions, the iwi wanted to self-govern the area stretching from Opotiki to Putere on the Wairoa side, and the edge of Taupo and Rotorua on the other side.
The iwi had already proven it could self-govern, and was “inter-dependent” before Parliament was established, Mr Kruger said.
This region represents about 20% of the North Island. Hat tip to PM of NZ.
Go there and read more on this disgusting sellout of our country to the forces of separatism.
Update: There is a good article on this at Muriel’s place. (Thanks to John for the pointer)