29 Nov 2005

Fiscal Envelope – Official Release

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

The government unveils the fiscal envelope - its answer to settling Treaty of Waitangi grievances limiting the total amount that will be spent to one billion dollars. Anna Hughes reports, including comment from Tau Henare of NZ First, the Alliance leader Sandra Lee, and David Caygill, Labour's deputy leader.

A report notes the mobilisation of opposition to the proposal (Te Kawau Maro, an Auckland group, is placing advertisements on Māori radio stations). Then, a live interview with the chair of the Māori Council Sir Graham Latimer. Te Atawhai Taiaroa, the convenor of the Māori Congress of tribes comments that the proposal has been developed unilaterally. Finally, a live interview with Prof. Alan Ward, an expert on the history of race relations in New Zealand.

(Sound Archives MR941208 a & b)