Northland based Hapu Te Uri o Hau recieved a 600 Ha forest under a treaty settlement.
They have now sold around a third of it to a Los Angeles based investment guru who intends to establish a luxury golf course on the beach front property at Mangawhai.
Do the new owners have any idea how our quaint 'Treaty' laws will treat the deal over the next 200 or so years.
1 The corrupt Americans have paid to little for it what ever that figure was.
2 The person who signed the deal for the Hapu would not have authority for that action from all who may later lodge a claim with the WT.
3 The land will be sacred, have at least one Taniwha resident, and will have Remains leading to a Tapu and or Urupa involved.
4 The water will not be transferred with the title that will be dodgy anyway in the eyes of members of the grievance gravy train.
5 Persons attempting to enter the subsequently disputed land for a game of golf will have to pay to cross the land still in Hapu ownership and John Hadfield will support that demand in the Parliament or will park his car across the gateway.
6 The Maori Council will want a share in any largess that accrues to the current owners on behalf of all Maori
All still to be thought up as a work in progress.
In the light of recent events ie Crafar Farms, this must be subjected to a commission of inquiry, Wed Wussel where the bloody hell are ya.