Wed, 27 Jun 2012 6:28p.m.
A Supreme Court ruling has ruled a group of Maori can lay claim to some of the riverbed of the Waikato River, which the Government admits could set a legal precedent.
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30/06/2012 9:58:00 p.m.
In any event the Right of Maori (in all the applicable circumstances) to govern themselves is indisputable in the circumstances of Te Tiriti o Waitangi:
27/06/2012 9:34:16 p.m.
Let the mugging and rorting of NZ begin! From Harawira "Today I urge all other iwi to follow their lead and challenge this government's arrogant assumption that they own this precious resource and the rights that come with that ownership".
When is it going to end?
27/06/2012 8:43:21 p.m.
the DR wrote:
I'm all for stopping this arrogant national government giving away OUR assets, but this is such a weak ass argument. By this logic, the state owns our highways so therefore they also own all the cars, trucks and buses that travel on them. as we know this is not true if iwi had water rights they might have an argument but they dont if iwi are our last hope we are all screwed
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