2 Jul 2013

Katene talks up co-leading with Flavell

8:40 pm on 2 July 2013

Former Maori Party MP Rahui Katene still has her sights set on jointly leading the party.

Co-leader Pita Sharples announced his resignation from the role on Tuesday and the MP for Waiariki, Te Ururoa Flavell, wants that job.

Te Ururoa Flavell.

Te Ururoa Flavell. Photo: MAORI PARTY

Ms Katene believes a male-female leadership team should continue she could work with Mr Flavell, saying he has done a fantastic job during his time in Parliament.

Ms Katene says she would be happy to lead the party with Mr Flavell if that's what the people want.

The issue of who heads the party will be decided at a hui in a two weeks' time.

Ms Katene also confirmed she still wants to stand in southern electorate Te Tai Tonga, the seat she lost to Labour in 2011.

Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia announced last year that she would not stand again in 2014.