Winston Peters says he's appalled at how things have played out at Ihumatao.
The Prime Minister ordered a halt to construction in July, as the protests intensified at the disputed south Auckland site.
Kiingitanga has now helped mana whenua come to an agreement that the land should be returned to them.
Acting Prime Minister, Winston Peters told Mike Hosking a group without any credibility has had a lot of coverage.
He says any semblance of proper cultural authority went flying out the window with a whole lot of protesters with various grievances.
"I have watched months and months of speculation and I have seen all sorts of comments and people making statements, and I am appalled over it all."
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