Winston Peters: “Ihumātao deal still a long way off”

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters told Mike Hosking that a settlement deal regarding Ihumātao in Auckland is still a long way off.

The Maori King's flag was lowered at the site near Auckland Airport yesterday, sparking suggestions an announcement of a deal could be made by Waitangi Day.

Pania Newton, leader of the SOUL movement, which is disputing Fletcher Building’s ownership of the land said recently that she was “relieved” that a deal was “just around the corner”.

However, Mr Peters says that this was not the case: “What is being said right now by a whole range of people is simply false.”

“This is a long-range discussion that will take a long, long time to be completed," he added.

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    commented on Winston Peters: “Ihumātao deal still a long way off” 2020-01-24 15:04:13 +1300
    It will take as long as getting rid of Section 70 and the theft of overseas pensions that Winston has promised for the last 3 elections. Now he is in a position to do something about it he does nothing.
    He has fooled pensioners once to often but no more they will never vote for him again.