Tonight on Native Affairs; We Lost Our Treaty Money - the story of Ngāti Tama and the loss of their entire Treaty cash settlement, Haere Rā Sir Jerry - The Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae says New Zealand becoming a Republic is inevitable, and finally, Housing Desperate Students (Tertiary).
Native Affairs - We lost our Treaty millions – Part 1 & Part 2
Native Affairs Exclusive - In August this year, Native Affairs reported on the hurt and concerns of Ngāti Tama beneficiaries following multimillion dollar losses of their Treaty of Waitangi settlement monies.
Concerned beneficiaries questioned iwi leadership, lack of accountability and a decision to invest significant treaty settlement monies in a software venture, MyVirtualHome International Ltd (MVHI), with kiwi entrepreneur, David Phillips.
Mr Phillips was, in fact, prepared to be interviewed by Māori Television for our story.
He says that he lost $1.1million dollars in the failed venture with Ngāti Tama and hopes for positive outcomes to refund monies to the independent investor interviewed in the programme.
Ngāti Tama members interviewed by Native Affairs broke ranks to publicly challenge the new leadership and demand answers.