Taxpayers' Union Calls On Iwi Authorities To Foot Ihumātao Bill
Taxpayers' Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, "Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reportedly buckled to Ihumātao occupiers, and plans to deliver a $30 million taxpayer-funded buyout of Ihumātao, and create a new taxpayer-funded quango to administer the land."
"It is disgraceful that taxpayers should be made complicit in the appeasement of law breakers. Iwi authorities collectively own more than $9 billion in assets. Why can't they shell out for the land? It would be a drop in the bucket on their balance sheet."
The Taxpayers' Union is running a petition against Government intervention at Ihumātao at www.taxpayers.org.nz/ihumatao. So far, more than 11,000 New Zealanders have signed.