Time for Change campaign kicks off
MEDIA RELEASE 10 November 2012
"Under the banner timeforchange.co.nz campaigners for a New Zealand head of State are taking to the streets while Prince Charles is in Aotearoa to discuss the issue" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican Movement.
Prince Charles arrives from Australia tonight and will be greeted with truck-mounted billboards touring the streets of Auckland and will coincide with a poster campaign in Wellington and Christchurch.
"We need a head of state who
in touch with New Zealand, someone relevant and politically
neutral who will chosen by New Zealanders
and can represent us all. Charles seldom visits and his wife has never even been here before. They are not New Zealanders - they're foreign diginitaries" said Mr Holden.
campaign focuses attention on our head of State and asks
voters whether they think it is time for a New Zealander to
be our next head of State.Having an undemocratic fly-in
fly-out head of State is clearly not working for New
Zealand" concluded Mr Holden.
Republican Movement is a network of New Zealanders who want
our head of state to be elected by New Zealanders - either
directly or indirectly.
We are committed to:
• involving all New Zealanders in the republic debate;
• providing relevant and reliable information;
• focusing on ideas, not personalities;
• winning a referendum to establish the republic;
Creating a republic does not require any change to the Treaty of Waitangi, flag or Commonwealth membership. For more information, see our website: www.republic.org.nz