A man whose late wife went to the High Court over euthanasia says MPs' support for a proposed bill on the issue is better than he expected.
David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill passed its second reading in Parliament last night, 70 to 50.
Matt Vickers' wife Lecretia Seales went to the High Court in 2015 to seek legal clarification on euthanasia, but died before her family received the decision.
He told Mike Hosking people on both sides have put a lot of effort into this.
"Hopefully we're at a place where we have a bill at the end of it that most people will be happy with."
Vickers says we live in a representative democracy and ask our MPs to consider these issues and vote with the evidence.
He says it's a complicated issue that deserves deep consideration from politicians, but he is open to other methods to get it passed.
"I've accepted that if a referendum is the way to get there, then that's alright with me."