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Iwi eyes council freeloaders

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The Auckland Council is in the sights of Ngai Tai ki Tamaki now the iwi has settled its historic claims with the crown.

The deed of settlement signed by Treaty Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson at Umupuia Marae on Saturday gives the iwi 16 sites of cultural redress, including reserves on several Hauraki Gulf Islands and Hunua Falls, as well as almost $13 million in commercial redress.

Negotiator James Brown says it was a long fight for the iwi to achieve recognition, and the battle continues.

The former Auckland Independent Maori Statutory Board member says the council can’t prove it owns Hunua.

"Now those sites today are the home and the economies of the ilk of folk like Watercare. So Saturday was to reconcile our issues we have with the crown but effective as of business this morning we are now after Len Brown and his mates about the stolen property that they continue to live on and profit from" says James Brown from Ngai Tai ki Tamaki

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