Yes, we have a clear understanding of the pounamu business – and by the way, isn’t it a monopoly?

May 13, 2015

Alf observes with wry amusement the way certain indigenous persons credit the rest of us being so bloody understanding.

The latest one to do this is the leader of a Ngai Tahu hapu who is pleased the greenstone industry and public are finally starting to understand the hapu’s role as kaitiaki (guardians) of pounamu.

Alf is not so sure this is necessarily so.

But if the hapu leader likes to think it is so, then fair enough. Alf, for one, is a very understanding person.

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