Māori commentators weigh in on Judith Collins' leadership

It's been a big week in New Zealand politics, with Judith Collins taking the reins of the National Party following the shock resignation of former leader and Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller. 

Muller's leadership had hit several snags, including criticism that his front bench was too vanilla. 

But Judith Collins has promoted several Māori MPs, including Simon Bridges, Dr Shane Reti and Harete Hipango.

It was a move that surprised some, given both Collins' and her deputy Gerry Brownlee's past comments about diversity.

Brownlee told RNZ: "I think it's very interesting when people call out for diversity but at the same time demand competence, and sometimes balancing the two is not easy."

Political commentator Shane Te Pou and former National Party MP Tau Henare shared their views about what Collins' leadership will mean for Māori.

Watch the video.