Land has become quite the issue in this week’s discussions as has been the idea of Maori customary title. Words like ownership, recompense, leases and the idea that for some our fiscal return has not been what it should be and for others, will my family kick me off the land after 60 years. Talk of foreigners determining our rights, our view and our customary possession of land. One needs only read the land court publications, or talk to some about land issues to see how deep and far reaching this idea has become. Families, including my own, sadly can testify to the division and manamanata, that has been caused by land disputes. Brother against sister, mother against children, families against families.