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Māori fight to entrench seats
Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene

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Public submissions have opened on a bill to entrench Māori seats.

The bill’s sponsor, Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikātene, says it will mean Māori seats will get the same protection as general seats, so any changes will need the support of 75 percent of MPs rather than the current simple majority.

He says it’s essential Māori make their views known.

"The Māori seats are there based on the Treaty (of Waitangi) and we are accountable to Māori. We are put there by Māori and the future of our seats must be determined by Māori," he says.

Submissions close on December 14.

 

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