Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene’s Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats) Amendment Bill will, if passed, require a 75% majority in Parliament to disestablish the Maori seats.
Thank you for your submissions.
On 5th September Parliament voted to move the Bill for consideration by the Maori Affairs Select Committee.
The vote was as follows:
National Party: 56 opposed; ACT Party 1 opposed
Labour Party: 46 in favour; Green Party: 8 in favour; NZ First: 9 in favour