Video: National MPs react to te reo on road sign, Harete Hipango says her view different to Simeon Brown's

National MPs have given their views on te reo being added to road signs, with one of the party's Māori electorate candidates saying her view is different to the transport spokesperson's position.

Waka Kotahi NZTA this month released a package of proposed bilingual traffic signs for consultation. The new signs are proposed to be introduced when existing signs need to be replaced as part of a "low-cost implementation approach".

But there's been some dismay expressed by National's transport spokesperson Simeon Brown about te reo being on some road signs, arguing it could be confusing for motorists.

"We all speak English, and they should be in English... it's going to be confusing if you add more words," he was reported by Stuff as saying at a Tauranga public meeting.

National campaign chair Chris Bishop clarified the party's position on Monday, saying it didn't have any issue with te reo being on the signs in principle, but believed it should not be the priority.

Newshub printed off one of the proposed signs and showed it to National MPs on Tuesday, asking what was wrong with it. The sign says "Te Ara Puaki Expressway".

Watch the video above.