New Republican Movement President
The Republican Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand
Release – 29 December 2006
New Republican Movement
The Republican Movement has elected a new
President, Lewis Holden, effective from today. He replaces
Dave Guerin, who was first elected president in
“Dave has made an immense contribution to the
movement over the last ten years, and we thank him for that.
I look forward to carrying the debate forward” said new
President Lewis Holden.
“It has been a great pleasure
promoting republicanism over the last ten years. I look
forward to supporting Lewis as he takes on the lead role,”
said previous President Dave Guerin.
Dave Guerin retains
a position on the Republican Movement National Council, and
will continue to contribute to the republican
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>