King says Maoris have always owned waterRichard Treadgold | September 13, 2012
His people believe him
Well of course they do.
Earlier today King Tuheitia told the national hui on the issue that Maori have always owned water.
The big chiefs and the long-time activists were at Turangawaewae to discuss one issue – water – and looking for one thing – unity.
So, King Tuheitia told the hui “we’ve always owned the water”; you’re quite sure that the hui didn’t tell him? Because I was under the firm impression that the purpose of a hui was to find the will of the people, not to announce it to them.
Just one question: why do Maoris say they own the water, when no other race on Earth believes that they do?
Do they know what water is?