John Key’s government has signed up and mostly transferred a total amount $1.07-billion since 2008
Key unwittingly clarified his view of his historical redress haste -- treaty settlements are to buy votes
Nothing new there - we've known that the Waitangi Tribunal was setup to favour those that are more equal than other New Zealanders.
Buying the favour of chiefs is nothing new. Historians know that 19th century New Zealand governments routinely paid off chiefs to get them on side. It appears buying favour continues.
Don't we know it.