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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 >>

Royal tour won't make Prince Charles popular

Friday, 11 October 2019, 11:24 am | New Zealand Republic

"The latest Royal tour of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla won't fix the next in line for the British throne's popularity problem in New Zealand" said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic. More >>

New Zealand Republic launches Matariki holiday petition

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 10:00 am | New Zealand Republic

New Zealand Republic has launched a petition to make Matariki a public holiday, using parliament's petitions website. More >>

Majority of New Zealanders want a New Zealand head of state

Friday, 17 May 2019, 10:34 am | New Zealand Republic

"The latest opinion poll results are in, and 55% of New Zealanders want a New Zealander as our next head of state, only 39% want the next British monarch. This is the third poll in the past three years showing a majority support for an independent ... More >>

Britain’s royals fail yet again to promote NZ trade

Monday, 29 April 2019, 10:37 am | New Zealand Republic

"Prince Charles is to act as a trade emissary on instruction from the British government. New Zealand needs a head of state who will represent our interests overseas without any conflicts of interest," said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New ... More >>

Prince Charles "won't intervene", so what's the point?

Friday, 9 November 2018, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Republic

“In an interview to air tonight on the BBC, Prince Charles states that he won’t “interfere with the affairs of state” if he becomes King. This is a huge admission and confirms his earlier statement in New Zealand that he did not want to intervene ... More >>

Royal tour kicks off with falling support for the monarchy

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 5:06 pm | New Zealand Republic

"On the eve of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's Royal visit, it's clear the popularity of the young Royals isn't growing support for the monarchy amongst young New Zealanders," said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic. More >>

Royal wedding didn't dent republic support

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:14 am | New Zealand Republic

"The latest poll results show support for the next Head of State to be a New Zealander is still in the majority, 18 percentage points clear of support for the British Monarch" said NZ Republic campaign spokesman Savage. More >>

Preparing for the end of the Queen's reign

Friday, 20 April 2018, 8:39 am | New Zealand Republic

The Commonwealth heads of government are discussing and possibly deciding who will be the next symbolic head of the Commonwealth after Queen Elizabeth. More >>

Gold Coast Games provoking increased Head of State debate

Friday, 6 April 2018, 10:01 am | New Zealand Republic

"It is no surprise the Head of State debate in both Australia and NZ has increased with Charles and Camilla visiting the Games" said Savage, spokesman for NZ Republic. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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