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With A New Parliament, It's Time To #ChangeTheOath

Monday, 4 December 2023, 10:24 am | New Zealand Republic

New Zealand Republic, Kia Mana Motuhake a Aotearoa, calls for a new oath that reflects modern Aotearoa New Zealand. “Requiring our elected representatives to swear allegiance to King Charles III is nonsense. They owe no allegiance to Charles, they owe their ... More >>

New Zealand Republic Welcomes Paddy Gower Documentary

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Republic

“New Zealanders need to believe in ourselves and paddle our own waka. We can still be proud of our history, but our future is as a republic” - Paddy Gower “New Zealand Republic, Kia Mana Motuhake a Aoteaora, welcomes Paddy Gower’s documentary ... More >>

75th Anniversary - Make Citizenship Day 6 September a Public Holiday

Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 6:04 am | New Zealand Republic

New Zealand Republic is calling for the end of King’s Birthday and the creation of Citizenship Day as a public holiday. "It is time to put New Zealand on a clear pathway to having a Kiwi Head of State. Making 6 September a public holiday ... More >>

Matariki Honours Should Replace King's Birthday Honours

Saturday, 15 July 2023, 6:19 am | New Zealand Republic

It’s time that our honours are announced on the Matariki public holiday. "The marking of Matariki, the Maori New Year, with a public holiday is a success, with public events all across the country in many communities. New Zealand Republic calls ... More >>

Reserve Bank Should Take Note Of Aussie $5 Decision

Friday, 3 February 2023, 8:44 am | New Zealand Republic

  “The decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to not replace the late Queen with Charles on the Aussie $5 note should indicate to our Reserve Bank that it’s time to change the NZ $20 note” said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New ... More >>

NZ Republic Reignites Head Of State Debate Following Royal Succession

Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Republic

“With the mourning period for the Queen now at an end, it’s time to discuss the future of the monarchy in Aotearoa” said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic. “The recent change of monarch has sparked some much-needed debate ... More >>

New Zealand Republic Statement On The Passing Of Queen Elizabeth II

Friday, 9 September 2022, 6:39 am | New Zealand Republic

Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic, expressed his sincere condolences on behalf of the campaign to the Royal family on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. The passing of a family member is always a sad moment and New Zealanders, regardless ... More >>

Charles CHOGM Speech Green Light For Change

Monday, 27 June 2022, 6:28 am | New Zealand Republic

“Prince Charles had made it clear in his speech to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda today that even the Royal family think it’s time for change” said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic. Charles told ... More >>

New Zealand Republic Welcomes Te Pati Māori Head Of State Policy

Sunday, 6 February 2022, 2:52 pm | New Zealand Republic

“New Zealand Republic welcomes the policy of Te Pati Māori for a citizen as our head of state. It’s fitting we start the korero on this important issue on Waitangi Day” said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic, Kia Mana Motuhake ... More >>

Leader Of The Opposition Issues Head Of State Challenge

Monday, 20 December 2021, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Republic

“New Zealand Republic is pleased to see comments by the Leader of the Opposition, Christopher Luxon, that he supports the public having a say on the head of state issue” said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic, Kia Mana Motuhake ... More >>

Congratulations, Barbados!

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Republic

“Congratulations Barbados for successfully making the transition to a republic, with a Bajan citizen as head of state” said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic, Kia Mana Motuhake a Aotearoa. “New Zealand Republic has written ... More >>

Labour's Republic Discussion Right On Time

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Republic

“This weekend’s conference of the New Zealand Labour Party will debate a proposal to start the discussion on a republic, with a New Zealand citizen as head of state, and with Te Tiriti o Waitangi “as its foundation.” This korero could not be more ... More >>

While Barbados Elects Its First President, New Zealand Appoints Another Representative Of A Foreign Monarch

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 8:51 am | New Zealand Republic

"The swearing-in today of another representative of the Queen, Dame Cindy Kiro, starkly contrasts with the election earlier today in Barbados of Dame Sandra Mason as the first president of that country" said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of ... More >>

Governor-General Enters The Head Of State Debate

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 9:23 am | New Zealand Republic

The Governor-General has entered the head of state debate in an interview with TVNZ’s Re: news, released yesterday. “This is the first time a sitting Governor-General has expressed their views on the head of state debate,” said Lewis Holden, campaign ... More >>

Most New Zealanders View Gov-Gen As Head Of State

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 8:34 am | New Zealand Republic

A new opinion poll finds few New Zealanders can name the Queen as New Zealand’s head of state, with most thinking the Governor-General is our head of state. The poll of 1,000 voting-age New Zealanders, taken in May 2020, asked: “Can you please ... More >>

Queen’s Birthday Holiday Irrelevant

Friday, 29 May 2020, 8:47 am | New Zealand Republic

“Queen’s Birthday holiday is the most irrelevant public holiday on our calendar. It’s time for a holiday that actually reflects Aotearoa’s unique place in the world” said Lewis Holden, Campaign Chair of New Zealand Republic. New Zealand Republic ... More >>

Matariki Public Holiday Call Supported

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 8:48 am | New Zealand Republic

“New Zealand Republic welcomes calls to make Matariki a public holiday. We have a petition to parliament to designate a day to be observed every year to mark the Māori New Year” said Lewis Holden, Campaign Chair of New Zealand Republic. New ... More >>

New Zealand’s Future In The Commonwealth

Monday, 9 March 2020, 9:17 am | New Zealand Republic

“Today is Commonwealth Day, a time worth reflecting on New Zealand’s future in the Commonwealth,” said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic. “The majority of members of the Commonwealth now have their own independent heads ... More >>

Waitangi Day a Time to Commemorate And Celebrate

Thursday, 6 February 2020, 9:49 am | New Zealand Republic

“Waitangi Day is a day to commemorate and celebrate. A day to recognise that the relationship and ongoing reconciliation discussions enabled by the Treaty - Te Tiriti o Waitangi are binding us together in a way that makes cultural diversity a strength” ... More >>

Charles' Waitangi visit highlights Kāwanatanga as partner

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 10:04 am | New Zealand Republic

"Prince Charles’ visit to Waitangi today, the first by a Royal in a quarter-century, highlights Moana Jackson’s view that it is kāwanatanga that is the Treaty partner," said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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