27 Jan 2011

Race Relations Commissioner wrong - Sykes

8:55 am on 27 January 2011

Maori lawyer Annette Sykes says the Race Relations Commissioner has got it wrong with his assessment that significant progress has been dealing with Treaty of Waitangi issues over the past year.

Ms Sykes says while settlements gained momentum under Michael Cullen in the last years of the Labour Government, the process has gone backwards under National and the Maori Party.

She told Waatea News that Joris de Bres had delivered a very disappointing report.

"It's almost as if it had been written to justify the National - Maori Party alliance," she said.