The Nat’s grand plan to free up Auckland land is a complete shambles.
First it turned out that some of it is occupied by cemeteries, substations and the like.
Then it emerged that iwi had first right of refusal to the land, and the government would likely end up in court.
Nick Smith thought he was showing off a 1.4ha site of Govt land for development. Turns out Govt only owns 0.2ha. Council owns rest #oops
— Brook Sabin (@BrookSabin) June 11, 2015
This land in Manukau is being opened up for development by Govt….but it's been revealed the Crown doesn't own it. pic.twitter.com/LLCfQPokaW
— Newshub (@NewshubNZ) June 10, 2015
Three strikes Nick – you’re out.