The National and the Māori parties signed up to undertake a constitutional review as part of their coalition agreement. The Treaty of Waitangi would be the cornerstone of this constitution. New Zealand First has refused to take part in the review, which is a sham to appease the Maori Party. The review will result in vague, ill-defined, or non-existent Treaty of Waitangi principles inserted into all laws governing all New Zealanders.
- The Treaty was signed in 1840 as a sign of good intentions, not as the basis to democracy
- National/Māori parties aim to make undefined Treaty principles a constitutional backbone
- Democracy cannot function with race-based laws
- Encourage New Zealanders to speak out against the review recommendations
- Strongly oppose the recommendations when they are brought to Parliament
- Lobby for references to Treaty “principles” to be removed from existing legislation