COMMENT:

The media, our PM and even Māori MPs do not appear to know important history, very relevant to how the current tragic situation at Ihumātao has come about.

The greatest gap in historical knowledge is the misunderstanding that there has been a finalised Waitangi Tribunal claim and settlement at Ihumātao. Therefore, the Government is claiming that issues at Ihumātao cannot be further discussed, litigated or reopened because of the precedent it would create. This is not historically supported by evidence held by the Crown. The fact is, there has not been any such Waitangi settlement of the Wai 8

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