It's hard to see how the Government is going to get out of the trouble it is in with the Ihumātao land protest.

Be creative, it is being told. Come up with an innovative solution, they say. But, what solution is going to be so innovative and so creative it won't create some sort of domino effect?

Buying the land and giving it back is obviously not an option. The Government has said as much. Doing that, the Government keeps saying, would undermine past treaty settlements.


So get innovating, said the Kingitanga.

Yup, there are any number of creative