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Concerns About Settlement

Concerns About Settlement

New Zealand First has serious concerns about the Te Tau Ihu Claims Settlement Bill and as a consequence voted against the passing of the Bill in Parliament today.

“This was an unusual but considered move, but the settlement has deep concerns for us,” says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“There are still unresolved issues and these are being closed off for good as the Bill goes through to settle all Treaty of Waitangi claims for the top of the South Island.

“By pushing the Bill through the Government is attempting to correct a past wrong but at the same time it is creating another wrong.

“The Government should not be ticking off settlements for the sake of it, all iwi must be satisfied. Their future is at stake,” says Mr Peters.

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