John Hartevelt at Stuff reports:
A break-away northern iwi has asked the Government for a partial Treaty settlement that would give them the right to make more claims in future.
A new description for a bottomless hole.
The Government rejected the bid for a partial settlement, however.
”Full and final settlements are the cornerstone of the historical settlement process,” Finlayson said.
”Finality allows the Crown and iwi to draw a line under the grievances of the past and focus on developing a positive future together.”
I doubt few would disagree with the Minister that a settlement must be full and final.
I wonder if there is a page anywhere that shows all the settlements that have been agreed to as full and final, and all those which have been filed but not settled?