All this politicking about Māori seats – will Massey staff and students be able to discuss it?

Point of Order

It perhaps won’t be examined by students at the Treaty-led Massey University, where staff are cocooned from indelicate thinking about Maori representation by their protective vice-chancellor . But ACT leader David Seymour is crediting his Smaller Government Bill with prompting Winston Peters into action on the Māori seats.

A press statement he issued at the weekend alerted us to Peters  telling Sky News he would propose an amendment to a Labour MP’s bill.  This would have the effect of putting the future of the seats to a referendum.

An account of what he said has been reported by Television One:

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has reiterated his intent to push for a referendum on the future of the Māori seats in Parliament.

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