Sunday, May 4, 2014
Bruce Moon: Finlayson's 'father' a tribesman!
The accord provides for an annual summit between Ngati Porou and the Crown "to create an enduring relationship between the two".
Before his political career unfolded, Mr Finlayson spent years fighting for super-rich South Island tribe Ngai Tahu against the Government, pursuing its treaty claims through a series of high-profile court battles.
"I used to love going to the office in the morning when we were suing the Crown", Finlayson said in a speech in 2009. "Ngai Tahu mastered the art of aggressive litigation. . . It was 'take no prisoners' and it resulted in a good settlement" (for Ngai Tahu).
Analyst Alan Everton described the Ngai Tahu settlement as a swindle.
Mahuika, with an an honorary doctorate from Waikato University, is an ordained Anglican Minister who was a chaplain/teacher at St Stephen’s School, South Auckland, and was chairman of the working party in 1987 that led to the establishment of Te Runanga o Ngati Porou as a trust board in 1987. He continues to hold that position.
The Crown-Ngati Porou Relationship Accord is part of the Crown’s Treaty settlement with the East Coast tribe, enacted in 2012.
At the signing, Dr Mahuika congratulated Mr Finlayson and previous Minister Michael Cullen for what they had achieved, but said the "partnership" had to be on Ngati Porou’s terms.
Apparently, Mahuika thinks not just that his tribe is a "partner" of the Queen, which is a complete lie, but is actually the senior partner and this is apparently accepted by Finlayson. It is outrages like this which are rapidly making most of us second-class citizens in our own country.
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