Prime Minister John Key says he does not support renaming Waitangi Day to reclaim it as a day for all New Zealanders.
Waitangi Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, is held at Waitangi in Northland on 6 February.
United Future leader Peter Dunne says intimidating behaviour and the demanding of koha, or a monetary gift, has Waitangi Day into a farce.
Mr Dunne suggests that a New Zealand Day be held possibly on a different day.
But Mr Key says the negative actions of a few isolated and frustrated people at Waitangi should not be overstated.
The Prime Minister says for the most part, there is a positive festival-type atmosphere at Waitangi and New Zealanders should feel they can go there and enjoy the event.