6 Nov 2013

Maori-Mana rebuild static

7:56 pm on 6 November 2013

The Maori Party says it's made no further gains in building up links with the Mana Party.

Both movements held a presidential-level meeting last week to mend relations, which became fractured when MP Hone Harawira left the Maori Party to set up and lead Mana.

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says there might be a face to face meeting for the political leaders in the future.

He confirmed on Wednesday that the parties will not be merging, but the pair can work together on certain policies, something they've done in the past by voting the same way on specific issues.

Mr Flavell says he spoke to Hone Harawira in the lift at Parliament on Wednesday morning about issues common to Maori.

He says the relationship is not about the leaders, but instead about the parties.

Mr Flavell says party presidents have started the discussion, and it's started on a good note.