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Insight: Iwi trickle down, or tribal baubles?

23/04/2018

Patrick O’Meara, Economics Correspondent

Iwi are increasingly using the proceeds from Treaty of Waitangi settlements to fix longstanding problems facing their people. Richer tribes are investing more in social housing, savings schemes and health insurance. But many iwi have received small settlements and struggle to find a balance between investing the returns for the future generations and paying dividends to meet the needs of the current generation.

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