The so-called asset sales issue (MOM share floats), particularly of Mighty River Power has mixed up money with mana.
There appears to be legitimate claims (or at least claims worth giving consideration to) regarding customary Maori ‘guardianship’ of waterways. That involves Maori mana.
That appears to have been overshowed, almost overwhelmed, by media coverage of the leveraging of the Treaty of Waitangi to try and get special shares in Mighty River Power in compensation for water rights.
Opportunism and greed are being claimed as a result. The money mob seems to be munting Maori mana.
And the Maori money mob may munt Mighty River.
To deal with this properly and reasonably money and mana have to be separated so we know exactly what is being dealt with.