Should holidays be Mondayised?
The Government is expected to oppose Mondayising Waitangi and Anzac Day holidays with one Cabinet minister saying it was an appalling suggestion.
Labour MP David Clark's member's bill is likely to be debated in Parliament tomorrow.
It would allow New Zealanders to have a day off on Monday when the two holidays fell on a weekend.
Prime Minister John Key said he did not know what the party's position was.
Ministers Hekia Parata, Steven Joyce and Bill English declined to comment saying caucus would make a decision on the issue.
However, Justice Minister Judith Collins said she did not support Mondayising Anzac and Waitangi Days.
Anzac Day was a day of mourning and commemoration, she said.
"Frankly to reduce it into a three day weekend is, I think, very disrespectful to the people whose lives have been lost.
"If people need to have a holiday to go and actually turn up at Dawn parade then there's something wrong."
Australians have a Monday off when Anzac Day falls on a weekend.
Labour MP Sue Moroney's bill to extend paid parental leave will also be in Parliament tomorrow.
English said the Government was sticking to plans to veto the legislation.
"We're spending about $155 million a year now on 14 weeks paid parental leave, that's a scheme we think is very important and that's why we've made sure we've maintained it even though we're short of cash."
The Government did not have an additional $400-$500m that the bill would cost, he said.
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