Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, November 4th, 2021 - 70 comments
“We will soon be required to face the question, ‘After Elizabeth — what next?’,” Peter Hamilton wrote in his just published memoir, New Moons for Sam. He says it would be completely inappropriate for Elizabeth’s son Charles or his heir, William, to become Aotearoa’s next head of state. A head of state elected by 2/3rds of Parliament perhaps?
Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, February 28th, 2016 - 159 comments
Next week the voting on part two of the Key Legacy Project © begins. We’re being given a choice between the outdated and the bland. The Butcher’s Apron or the Tea Towel. Do you care?
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, October 30th, 2013 - 60 comments
So the US military/diplomats has decided that we should be friends again after nearly 30 years. Whooptee do! Who really gives a pigs arse? Well I do. The republic in the USA gives all republics a bad name because of their habit of using military force for poorly thought-out ideological and even odd personal reasons. Someone to be wary of following blindly into one of their silly wars.
Written By: - Date published: 2:15 pm, January 1st, 2012 - 24 comments
New years message from the Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM QSO Governor-General of New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, April 22nd, 2011 - 14 comments
Buckingham Palace cleaners aren’t even paid the London living wage while the British taxpayer will have to pay for the royal wedding cleanup. That’s one reason why I’m a republican. The Globe and Mail reports: “The cost of cleaning the streets of Westminster the day before the wedding is estimated by the council at $83,000.”
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, March 10th, 2011 - 95 comments
I’ve nothing against members of the Royal Family personally, but what possible good is a visit from Prince William? We already have a popular but useless celebrity “leader” swanning about the country to make people feel good and hog the cameras. Do we really need a second one?
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, May 2nd, 2009 - 26 comments
No Right Turn highlights Thursday’s Herald editorial calling for our political leaders to step up and take some leadership in the republic debate. The Herald argues: If republican sentiment is to blossom, it needs to be galvanised from above. Such a process, done well, would lead to a seeping into the national consciousness of the […]