It's likely to be the middle of next week before the Prime Minister and the Maori Party get time to talk about John Key's Waitangi Tribunal comments.
But the National leader says he's totally confident the support from the minor party will continue and he doesn't see any disparity between the positions held by co-leaders Pita Sharples and Tariana Turia.
The meeting won't take place until the middle of next week because Mr Key says he doesn't have any time in his diary until then.
He's confident the "strong" relationship between the parties will continue.
"Well totally because I can't for the life of me see why you would not have a continued relationship for either stating the Government's position, or stating the law as it applies to tribunals in the courts."
Photo: John Key (Getty Images)