“Maori” settlements- just keep paying suckers

Gee whiz, the National Govt is sure doing great things for the country. Who would ever think our debt was approaching $70 billion? News Item One- The House of Representatives sat through extended sitting hours this morning to pass the Iwi and HapÅ« of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa Claims Settlement Bill through its first…

Treaty settlement could involve 50% share of Hawke’s Bay Airport

A claimant group that could be offered a half-share in Hawke’s Bay Airport. Mana Ahuriri Incorporated has been offered “right of first refusal” for the government’s 50 per cent shareholding in Hawke’s Bay Airport Limited as part of its ongoing $20 million-plus Treaty of Waitangi claim settlement negotiations with the Crown. Massey University history professor…