It could not happen in Australia Dept…

From Radio New Zealand:
“A Waitangi Tribunal report has confirmed major treaty grievances against iwi from the top of the South Island.

A report released by the Tribunal on Saturday finds that by 1860, all but a fraction of land across the upper South Island had been taken from eight iwi.

The report says those Maori were left to grinding poverty, social dislocation and loss of culture and recommends a large and culturally appropriate redress.”

full story
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/stories/2008/11/22/12438026710f