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Rule change underlines monarchy's absurdity

Thursday, 13 October 2011, 11:34 am | New Zealand Republican Movement

British Prime Minister David Cameron is mustering support for changes to rules for the British monarchy's succession, and will lead a meeting at this month's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Australia. The changes put the absurdity ... More >>

PM chooses a Governor-General - people choose a president

Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 10:17 am | New Zealand Republican Movement

"New Zealanders are more than mature enough to choose a head of state of their own. New Zealand will get its 20th Governor-General following another colonial-era ceremony today. Sir Jerry is only the 10th New Zealander to hold the office, now ... More >>

Governor-General: time to let the public decide

Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 3:49 pm | New Zealand Republican Movement

"Today, a ceremony that is little changed since colonial times will take place in Wellington. Few New Zealanders know much about the meaning and symbolism behind the office - but this week a big spotlight is on the office" said Lewis Holden, ... More >>

Republican Movement mourns Sir Paul Reeves

Sunday, 14 August 2011, 11:06 am | New Zealand Republican Movement

"The Republican Movement mourns the passing last night of New Zealand's first Maori Archbishop and Governor-General, Sir Paul Reeves" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican Movement. More >>

NZ Govt leading discussions over monarchy rules

Saturday, 15 January 2011, 9:09 pm | New Zealand Republican Movement

"Lord McNally has revealed New Zealand's government is leading discussions amongst the remaining Commonwealth nations with the Queen as their head of state about changing the rules governing who can be our monarch" said Lewis Holden, chair of the ... More >>

Let's put a New Zealand republic on the agenda

Thursday, 9 December 2010, 10:59 am | New Zealand Republican Movement

"The Republican Movement is determined to put an independent head of state on the agenda at the constitutional review just announced" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican Movement. More >>

Republicans Send Best Wishes To William And Kate

Thursday, 18 November 2010, 8:56 am | New Zealand Republican Movement

"The Republican Movement offers its best wishes to William and Kate following their engagement announced today. More >>

Governor-General Act Must Be First Step

Wednesday, 17 November 2010, 9:41 am | New Zealand Republican Movement

"The Governor-General Act is a good step forward, but needs to be amended to further modernise our de facto head of state" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican Movement. More >>

Public Knows A Kiwi G-G When They See One

Tuesday, 5 October 2010, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Republican Movement

The Republican Movement has agreed with broadcaster Paul Henry: "New Zealand's head of state should be a New Zealander," said chairman Lewis Holden yesterday. More >>

NZ's Next Governor-General: An Open Letter To PM

Sunday, 3 October 2010, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Republican Movement

The Republican Movement believes that nominations for the next Governor-General ought to be made by the general public, and the nominee subject to approval of three-quarters of MPs and a majority of party leaders in the House of Representatives More >>

If it's inevitable, let's get on with it

Friday, 3 September 2010, 2:49 pm | New Zealand Republican Movement

"The Republican Movement urges the government to implement Dr Cullen's proposal for the next Governor-General to be elected by a three-quarters majority of parliament, before Anand Satyanands term ends in 2011" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican ... More >>

Dr Cullen Announces His Support For A Republic

Sunday, 29 August 2010, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Republican Movement

"Former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Michael Cullen once declared he was a 'token monarchist'. Today the Herald on Sunday has reported his conversion to a 'modest republican' at the Reconstituting the Constitution conference in Wellington. More >>

Governor-General should be elected

Wednesday, 18 August 2010, 10:32 am | New Zealand Republican Movement

"The Governor-General's position should be elected by three-quarters of parliament. The Governor-General's office is often described as a 'de facto' head of state. We believe one step in our path towards a republic is clarifying and democratising the ... More >>

Buckingham Palace Gives PM Unwanted Title

Tuesday, 3 August 2010, 11:39 am | New Zealand Republican Movement

"The Prime Minister will now be known as 'the Right Honourable John Key' even though he is 'personally content' not to have it" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican Movement. More >>

Republican Movement Welcomes Governor-General Bill

Wednesday, 30 June 2010, 10:48 am | New Zealand Republican Movement

"Every New Zealander will now equally have to pay income tax with the introduction of the Governor-General Bill, ending the Governor-General's tax-free status. The Republican Movement welcomes the bill and urges parliament to pass it into law" said ... More >>

Matariki celebrations greatly outnumber Queen's

Friday, 4 June 2010, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Republican Movement

"A survey by the Republican Movement has found none of our local authorities will hold celebrations for Queen's Birthday weekend. New Zealanders are moving away from northern hemisphere celebrations in favour of our own more meaningful winter traditions" ... More >>

Governor-General more expensive

Thursday, 20 May 2010, 5:52 pm | New Zealand Republican Movement

"The 2010 Budget has revealed the true cost to the taxpayer of the Queen's representative, totally refuting the claim that the monarchy costs New Zealanders very little" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican Movement. More >>

Republican Movement challenges Monarchy NZ

Tuesday, 23 March 2010, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Republican Movement

"The Republican Movement challenges Monarchy New Zealand to explain why Keith Locke's Head of State Referenda Bill is "very poorly drafted" and suggest improvements to it" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican Movement. More >>

Republican Movement Clarification On Flag-Burning

Saturday, 20 March 2010, 10:15 am | New Zealand Republican Movement

NZPA is reporting that two members of the Republican Movement are being investigated by police for burning a New Zealand flag at parliament. The initial report was incorrect. The Republican Movement does not endorse breaking the law or burning New Zealand's ... More >>

Campuses debate republicanism

Tuesday, 2 March 2010, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Republican Movement

University debating societies up and down the country are holding debates with the Republican Movement in March, taking Keith Locke's Head of State Referenda Bill to the public. More >>

   

 

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