Maori land stolen

Put into perspective. 

No doubt there was skulduggery on both sides, but there is one thing for sure, today, money and New Zealand's assets are only flowing one way as redress for alleged wrongs with the help of a racially stacked and biased Waitangi Tribunal, and a conflict of interest minister of treaty settlements - he previously worked for Ngai Tahu as their lawyer, Chris Finlayson proudly states his proudest moments were when he was going to the office to fight the Crown (or words to that effect)

Land sales before 1840 were reviewed by Governor Hobson after the signing of the Treaty, any land transactions that he considered to be unfair were taken from the purchaser and returned to Maori (in some cases not to the rightful owners because it seems there were various owners?). Once this land was returned did the maori recipients or government ever reimburse the 'wicked white' purchaser???

As said above it appeared there were various Maori owners to land,  so in many cases land was paid for multiple times over as a 'new' Maori owner would emerge from the bush and demand payment - have any descendants of those settling pioneers ever been reimbursed for the extra payments their ancestors made to rightfully stay on the land they had purchased???

Much is made of the legal confiscations of land, this was to quell rebelling maori who broke treaty covenants and was inline with maori customs of that time.

Rebelling tribes were warned that this would happen should they uprise against the Queen and the newly established law of the country.

Most confiscations were LEGAL and carried out AFTER skirmishes not BEFORE and were not the cause of the skirmishes as some supremacist maoris and their European sycophants suggest.

The confiscations were part reimbursement for the cost of quelling the rebellions and to compensate settlers for destroyed property.


Maori radicals and their separatist supporters would have unknowing New Zealanders  believe that most of New Zealand had been confiscated, the fact is only approx 4.9% of the entire land mass of New Zealand was actually legally confiscated and approx half was returned or purchased by 1928. (AJHR 1928 G-07 report confiscated native lands)

Total land mass of New Zealand approx 66 million acres

Land confiscated : approx 3.2 million acres (4.87%)

Land given back to the tribes before to 1928 : approx 1.7 million acres (2.56%)

Outstanding confiscated land after 1928 : approx 1.5 million acres (2.31%) - ONLY 2.31% REMAINED CONFISCATED AFTER 1928

Since then quite a bit of land has been given back to tribes like Te Urewera : 656,000 acres 

On many occasions – in 1878, in 1882 and in 1888 – Government representatives went to meet with the second leader, Tawhiao, to offer the return of further confiscated Waikato land that had not then been sold. All these offers were turned down as Tawhiao refused to swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen. His failure to promise allegiance was a real breaking of the Treaty.

The fact is that land-owner Maori sold New Zealand to the wicked white colonizer in hundreds of transactions painstakingly recorded in Turton’s deeds posted for all to see on the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre of the Victoria University of Wellington’s website.

New Zealand has 26.8-million hectares of land.

As at September 2009, there was approximately 1.47 million hectares of Maori land (including customary land).

Therefore, successive governments bought 24.13-million hectares.

Turtons deeds of Maori land sales >

Land is taken from New Zealanders of all races for public works and the owners compensated. (Think of the orchardists who lost land for the Clyde dam project.)

Under the Public Works Act land is compulsorily acquired and compensation is paid.

Govt sometimes offers land taken under PWA back to owner but did not do this with the old Blenheim Air Force base, giving it instead to iwi in a treaty settlement even though the family wanted to buy it back.

It is not just Maori that have had land taken under the PWA and not returned. For a few cases, e.g. the Raglan golf course, proper procedures were not observed and compensation has been rightly paid.