Campaigning for an independent, New Zealand Head of State
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Matariki continues to grow in prominence in the public’s imagination. Is it time to make it an official public holiday?
Our de facto head of state, the Governor-General, represents New Zealand overseas.
Our parliament already appoints (and can sack) the Auditor-General. Having a head of state selected by a super-majority of parliament would follow this process, and result in a non-partisan choice.
Budget 2019 reveals that New Zealand taxpayers spend $10m per year on our de facto head of state, the Governor-General. That’s about the same as an actual head of state.
New Zealand’s first republic, and a battle over flags
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