It's an election year and a recent political poll predicts victory could be anyone's.
According to political commentator Ward Kamo, attracting votes is the main focus.
Especially given it's one of the biggest events to attract public interest.
And who can forget the stand-off over the Prime Minister's hand at Waitangi just last year.
It seems John Key can't claim to not ever have felt the love in the home of the Treaty.
That old saying applies here; only time will tell whether there'll be tears again at Waitangi this year or a show of harmony.