The Maori Party has elected its new co-leader, marking the end of an era for the party.
New MP Marama Fox was confirmed as the party's co-leader at a hui in Whanganui today.
Ms Fox came into Parliament as the Maori Party's first list MP.
"Where we need to go is to recognise Maori as a value added to this country," Ms Fox says.
She says this is "about building our nation on a duality of nationhood to ensure that we embrace all things Maori as being beneficial to this country".
Former co-leader Tariana Turia, who founded and led the Maori Party 10 years ago will step down tomorrow.
Marama Fox will work alongside co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell.