National Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith joins Kerre McIvor to talk about the Government's consideration of buying back the land at Ihumātao from Fletchers.
National believe a $40 million payment from the Crown to purchase Ihumātao will open up full and final treaty settlements with the relitigating of previous claims.
Construction of nearly five-hundred houses has been halted by protesters occupying the site - which is ancestral land that was confiscated.
National finance spokesman Paul Goldsmith says it's a complete muddle.
"The president that it sends is private land is now no longer secure and full and final settlements can be re-litigated, and that would have very negative consequences."