Labour wants Waitangi Day honours
Labour leader David Shearer (NZN/file)
Labour wants to change the New Year's honours to the Waitangi Day honours.
Party leader David Shearer is planning to make the announcement at Waitangi celebrations on Tuesday and confirmed it on Monday.
"Let's celebrate what's good about New Zealand by announcing our honours on Waitangi Day instead of New Year's Day. It gives us something to celebrate, something to be thankful for," he told TVNZ.