Labour’s intention to pay part of their water tax to iwi demonstrates absolute political corruption.
Fresh water is constantly created and transported by the sun as part of the very air we breathe before being delivered by gravity.
Regardless of the water driving a turbine, passing through a digestive tract or irrigation, the cycle continually renews our fresh water.
To claim ownership of fresh water which in all probability was evaporated off the territorial seas of Australia is nonsense and all about naked greed.
For Labour to assign ownership to a sector based on race is immoral and will heap a curse on future generations of Kiwis of all races.
If Labour do set this dangerous precedent for their own political ends then they are naı¨ve or stupid if they honestly believe iwi will be content with payout only from irrigators and bottlers.