Head of State Debate In Wellington Tonight
MEDIA RELEASE 6 May 2013
Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand
Head of State
Debate In Wellington Tonight
"Tonight is the last
- but certainly not the least - in the Centre for Public
Law's debate series. Tonight the series tackles the head of
State debate" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican
The New Zealand Centre for Public Law (with
generous support and funding from the New Zealand Law
Foundation) has hosted a series of public debates on the
constitutional review. The republic debate tonight is the
final in the series, and will be broadcast on Radio New
Zealand next Sunday, 12 May.
"The debate starts at 6:30pm
tonight and will be held in the Hunter Council Chamber - I'm
looking forward to a lively, fun debate" concluded Mr
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