11 Dec 2010

Treaty main question for Maori - Sharples

5:31 pm on 11 December 2010

Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples says the place of the Treaty of Waitangi is the main question that Maori want answered by an upcoming constitutional review.

Dr Sharples will chair the review alongside Deputy Prime Minister Bill English.

He told Waatea News that Maori have been waiting a long time for the Treaty to deliver what they expect.

Dr Sharples says the review will take two or three years to allow for the strong debate it is likely to generate.

The review will also consider issues such as the length of parliamentary terms and the number of MPs.