Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
Sun 17 December, 2017 - 03:59 am
Home Help Login Register Chat Personal Messages Logout
News: The Rules - updated 23/01/2012


+  Last Post
|-+  General Category
| |-+  Mass Debating Chamber
| | |-+  It all comes down to...
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: It all comes down to...  (Read 519 times)
bethune
Supreme Mistress
*****

Karma: 224
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 4,093



« on: Thu 6 February, 2014 - 11:33 pm »

...the almighty dollar once again.
The benchmark for not feeling aggrieved about the past is getting higher.



Prime Minister John Key is offering an upfront cash payment to encourage Ngapuhi to reach a treaty settlement with the Crown.

Mr Key has used his Waitangi Day speech to urge New Zealand's largest iwi to get on with the job of negotiating an agreement.

"Together, we have made great progress, but there is still work to do," Mr Key said in Waitangi on Thursday morning.

"It is time for Ngapuhi to put aside their personal differences and unite to focus on the big prize."

Mr Key said he hopes an agreement in principle can be signed this year and if Ngapuhi reach this stage, he would look at some sort of upfront incentive payment to speed up the process.

"The challenge to Ngapuhi was to say, here are the options, there is a very significant deal on the table, we'll make the process as simple as possible and the cash will flow as quickly as possible," Mr Key told reporters.

Ultimately it's up to Ngapuhi to decide whether they want to settle or not.

"My sense is they want to, but there are always divisions and always different voices in these debates," Mr Key said.

If Ngapuhi reach a treaty settlement, it's likely to be one of the biggest the country has seen.

Cash settlements with Ngai Tahu, Tainui and Tuhoe reached $170 million each.

Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi chairman Sonny Tau said the iwi is looking to achieve a cash settlement of $500-$600 million.

He told reporters the incentive payment offered by Mr Key may not necessarily speed up the settlement process.

"The incentive for us is the drive to get our iwi grievances behind us and be able to build an economic base for Ngapuhi."

Labour leader David Cunliffe said the offer of an incentive payment "seems to be the prime minister throwing cash at a complex problem".

"If this is a response to this particularly delicate internal political matter, I'm not sure it's the right medicine for that condition," he said.
Logged

A wise woman once said...
Mr Nice Guy
Supreme Loser
******

Karma: 275
Offline Offline

Posts: 23,475



« Reply #1 on: Fri 7 February, 2014 - 12:00 am »

Angry greedy maoris..... The worst kind 
Logged
Brain
Buzzard
*******

Karma: 1376
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 59,957


« Reply #2 on: Fri 7 February, 2014 - 08:02 am »

Angry greedy Ngapuhi maoris..... The worst kind 

 

but really, they will never agree to anything, they will never stop fighting with themselves. there should be a deadline
and if they haven't sorted there s**t out before then, then they miss out. They are too full of themselves.
Key is just bribing them inti signing an agreement so he can say he has sorted out treaty claims before the election
so he looks good on camera.
Logged
Lux
Supreme Loser
******

Karma: 501
Offline Offline

Posts: 16,183



WWW
« Reply #3 on: Fri 7 February, 2014 - 09:44 am »

Isn't he offering them 20 million? s**t all. 
Logged

Obi Wan Kanobi said. "I have never seen such a wretched hive of scum and villainy." Little did Obi Wan realize he was describing the National party.
Stu
Site Admin
******

Karma: 1527
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 49,824


AssHoly Internet Bastard


« Reply #4 on: Fri 7 February, 2014 - 11:25 am »

Isn't he offering them 20 million? s**t all. 

perhaps you could top them up then
Logged
Lux
Supreme Loser
******

Karma: 501
Offline Offline

Posts: 16,183



WWW
« Reply #5 on: Fri 7 February, 2014 - 12:01 pm »

I'll have a go at lotto this wekend Wink
Logged

Obi Wan Kanobi said. "I have never seen such a wretched hive of scum and villainy." Little did Obi Wan realize he was describing the National party.
Mr Nice Guy
Supreme Loser
******

Karma: 275
Offline Offline

Posts: 23,475



« Reply #6 on: Fri 7 February, 2014 - 12:46 pm »

Maori should start their own lotto 
Logged
Lux
Supreme Loser
******

Karma: 501
Offline Offline

Posts: 16,183



WWW
« Reply #7 on: Fri 7 February, 2014 - 02:18 pm »

You should start up a roadkill wheel of redneck fortune...yanno five squashed oppossums, 1 pukeko, two dead dogs, eyeballs of hawk etc... Spin the wheel!
Logged

Obi Wan Kanobi said. "I have never seen such a wretched hive of scum and villainy." Little did Obi Wan realize he was describing the National party.
Weevilgenius
Supreme Loser
******

Karma: 1435
Offline Offline

Posts: 24,442


Aka Snowpee


« Reply #8 on: Fri 7 February, 2014 - 03:35 pm »

that would suit Red! 
Logged

The Schizzle
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length


Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
All Content © 2007 The Last Post all rights reserved
Page created in 0.088 seconds with 20 queries.