To tie or not to tie - Parliament's dress code rules could be changed as soon as Wednesday night to allow male MPs to wear cultural neck attire in place of ties.
House Speaker Trevor Mallard has called an urgent meeting to address the issue after a dramatic stoush in Parliament on Tuesday.
Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi was forbidden from speaking and given the boot from Parliament for wearing a hei-tiki taonga and no tie.
After a meeting between the Speaker and the Māori Party, Waititi says he's optimistic about change.
"I think positive, in terms of finding a resolution heading forward. I think there's a mood for change, which is obviously going through some processes to make that happen. The Māori Party is willing to do that because we feel strongly about being able to practice our cultural identity in Parliament," Waititi told Newshub.
Waititi has no plans to replace his pounamu with a tie when Parliament sits again on Wednesday afternoon.
Whether he's allowed to speak or not will be up to Mallard.