"How can you capture everything you need to in terms of protecting public health, protecting young people, raising money to put into health and education, how can you wrap all of those issues up in a single question?
Although the decision of the referendum has been made, there are still questions as to when and what exactly will be the question.
The General Election is due in 2020, and while holding it then would tie into the other ballot taking place Ministers are not sure that it would be a smart move politically.
Before any referendum takes place detailed public information needs to be available along with events for the public to express their views and ask questions, due to this the referendum would not be scheduled for earlier than late 2019.
The government also doesn’t know what sort of system it will propose to put into place, and there will need to be some discussion around scope and options.
Green MP Chloe Swarbrick said “The first thing we have to consider is whether we put legislation before the House first which will then be triggered by whatever the threshold may be of that referendum turn out.
“We’re still working through that, so we’re working with other government parties and inside our own caucus to discern what the best course of action will be,”
Source & image- Radio New Zealand