Ardern keen to entrench Maori seats
|11 Aug 2017 14:15 PM|
New Labour leader Jacinda Ardern is looking to entrench the Maori seats if her party gets the chance.
New Zealand First’s Winston Peters suggested last month a referendum on the seats would be a bottom line in post-election coalition talks.
Ms Ardern says Labour’s position is that the future of the Maori seats is for Maori alone to decide.
"We actually think the Maori seas need to be treated he same way we treat all the other laws around elections and that means you should have at least 75 percent of parliament agree what you are going to do with them. That's not the case at the moment so we want to make sure that's firmly entrenched in our law," she says.
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