Labour talks, National does

The Herald reports:

In the past five and a half years, Little has overseen 13 settlements become law, worth $690 million. However, five of those, worth about $300m, were actually signed under National’s Chris Finlayson, prior to Little taking over the role, and making up the vast bulk of the work.* The last under Finlayson was Ngāti Tūwharetoa, with the Deed of Settlement signed on July 8, 2017.

In the preceding nine years under a National government, according to the Ministry of Māori Crown Relations Te Arawhiti there were 46 settlements were passed into law under Finlayson’s watch worth just over $1.23b – more than twice the rate of Little.

In reality this means that Little has settled eight claims, while Finlayson settled 51. So it is more like three times the rate.

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