New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has delivered a slap down to one of the party's candidates after she promised to scrap the Waitangi Tribunal and remove all references to the Treaty of Waitangi from legislation.
Candidate Kym Koloni who's number 38 on the party list, reportedly made the comments at a meet the candidates event in Northcote on Auckland's North Shore last night.
She said NZ First is the only "colour-blind" party and it wants to scrap race-based policies and the Waitangi Tribunal, "remove Resource Management Act iwi clauses" and "remove all references to the Treaty of Waitangi from legislation".
Asked today has Ms Koloni been told off for her remarks, Mr Peters replied: "That's why she's ranked 38."
He then laughed and said "sorry" to media recording the moment.
He had earlier said the comments did not reflect party policy.