9 Dec 2011

Maori Party on track for decision on National relationship

6:21 am on 9 December 2011

The Maori Party says it remains on track to decide this weekend whether it will enter a deal with the National Party.

The Maori Party has been meeting with members to discuss whether to go into Government or be in opposition.

It has asked its members to consider four options for its future relationship with National - a confidence and supply agreement, a relationship accord, a memorandum of understanding or opposition.

Co-vice president Ken Mair says a general consensus is already being formed among members but no decision will be made until the last hui is held on Saturday.

Mr Mair expects the party executive to meet with Prime Minister John Key soon after that decision is made.

Earlier this week, National signed confidence and supply agreements with the ACT party and United Future.