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New GG

Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, September 29th, 2016 - 24 comments

Congrats to Dame Patsy and how strange it’s always such a small story…

When’s the Republic coming?

The Butcher’s Apron or the Tea Towel

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 We’re being given a choice between the outdated and the bland.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?

Avoiding the silly wars of the republic

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.

The Governor-General’s message.

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.

Cleaning up after the royals

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.”

Prince William

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, March 10th, 2011 - 94 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?

The republic can wait

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 […]

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