“..The Government’s six hui with iwi over the asset sales and ‘shares plus’ idea is nothing more than a waste of time.
That’s how Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia describes the process.
It’s hard to disagree with her.
It’s hard to find a better description really.
It’s as simple as this: the Waitangi Tribunal demanded the Government slow down its asset sales programme and consult.
It’s doing that.
It’s delayed the sales.
It’s now consulting.
But the consultation is a sham.
Let’s all be honest about that..”
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