‘Full and final’ foolery

There has been a lot of foolery expressed over the supposed ‘full and final’ Waitangi settlements made between the Crown and Ngai Tahu and Tainui.

Stuff stirs this up with Ngāi Tahu and Tainui receive $370 million in Treaty payment top-ups, with more to come

Ben Thomas points that ‘full and final’ included provisions for additional payments, so those payments are not on top of their agreements, they are a part of their agreements.

Helped by headlines many have been fooled by what ‘full and final’ means – which is false representation.