Maori Party elects new co-leader

The Maori Party has elected its new co-leader, marking the end of an era for the party.

Marama Fox Source: 1 NEWS

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.