IWI – I Want It

Local iwi in the Far North are trying to stop the sale of a 9.2ha block of coastal land overlooking pristine Rangaunu Harbour at Rangiputa. THey have moved onto the land saying that it is theirs.

The actual owner is Landcorp, a State-owned enterprise engaged in farming – says the sale is legitimate, and the Office of Treaty Settlements says the land is not needed for landbanking to settle claims by the iwi.

Another question that could be legitimately asked is;

Isn’t this an asset sale by a government opposed to asset sales?