25 Jul 2011

Greens doubt action over Wai 262

6:34 am on 25 July 2011

The Green Party says it's not holding its breath for any genuine Government engagement in response to Wai 262 - the recent Waitangi Tribunal report on Māori culture and identity.

The report says current laws and government policies marginalise Māori and allow others to control key aspects of Māori culture.

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says she sees little point in her party trying to make the Government do anything, because its response is likely to be fairly weak.

And she says the answer is not necessarily in the Government's response, but in working with Māori.