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Media release: Republican Movement welcomes constitutional conversation
MEDIA RELEASE 26 February 2013
"The Republican Movement welcomes the Constitutional Conversation, even though the head of State issue has been excluded by the government" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican Movement.
The Constitutional Conversation was launched today by the Constitutional Advisory Panel as part of their public submissions process.
"It's good to see public education is an integral part of the process - especially emphasising that New Zealand does have a constitution, and the British monarchy is a part of it" continued Mr Holden.
"The Republican Movement encourages all New Zealanders who support a New Zealand head of State to make a submission to the panel. We will shortly be publishing a submission guide for our members and supporters" concluded Mr Holden.
The Constitutional Conversation website is here: http://www.ourconstitution.org.nz/
Media contact: Lewis Holden 027 699 1350 (m)
The 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;