16 May 2018

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei urges Little to wait for Supreme Court

From Morning Report, 8:20 am on 16 May 2018

The Minister of Treaty Negotiations is having to wrestle with the contenious issue of overlapping and competing Treaty claims. A hikoi calling for the Crown to recognise tikanga in the treaty process spilled over into threats of war on Parliament's forecourt on Tuesday as frustrations boiled over. Andrew Little told Morning Report that the government can only do so much and that iwi need to sort among themselves when it comes to overlapping settlement claims. Yesterday Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei appeared before the Supreme Court seeking to stop the Crown from giving land believed to be within its central auckland tribal boundaries to other iwi as part of a collective Treaty settlement. Ngarimu Blair is the deputy chair of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust. He talks to Guyon Espiner.