He is the first Green MP with Pacific whakapapa.
Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon supports one to mark the Land Wars.
But he can't - and the best he can hope for is that it ends up as a loan.
"It's appropriate that there's days to celebrate tikanga Māori alongside Euro-centric celebrations."
A memorial service is being held in Wellington for Jeanette Fitzsimons, the former Green Party co-leader.
The Green Party is revolting at the disparity in payment levels.
She even tried to get arrested in her pursuit for environmental justice.
So has Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Her husband says the death was totally unexpected.