Election 2011 - Party Policies - Governmental Issues - Maori Seats

Election 2011 - Party Policies - Governmental Issues - Maori Seats

Maori Seats

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Not set out on their website.

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  • Labour will retain the Maori electorate seats. (more here)

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  • The Māori seats will stay until such time Māori freely choose, via a mana whenua referendum, otherwise.
  • By the 2014 election, all Māori to be automatically entered on to the Māori roll at the age of 18 with the option to transfer to the General Roll. We will also extend the provision in the Census to identify tribally to the electoral roll, where tribal affiliation is also stated.
  • We will amend section 45 of the Electoral Act to be consistent with section 35 of that Act, meaning that no Māori electoral district shall be situated partially in the North Island and partially in the South Island. (more here)

Not set out on website.

  • Work with Maori to phase-out separate Maori seats in Parliament by 2014 to give effect to the recommendation in the 1986 Royal Commission on the Electoral System. (more here)

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