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The Queen of New Zealand?

Published: Thu 7 Nov 2002 02:35 PM
The Queen of New Zealand?
National MP John Carter says he is confused, and amused, by Helen Clark’s travel show “New Zealand: The Royal Tour” which describes her as New Zealand’s Head of State.
“For someone who’s always been a staunch anti-royalist, it seems strange to now promote yourself overseas as the Queen of New Zealand.
“The last time I checked, Queen Elizabeth II was New Zealand’s Head of State. Perhaps Helen is getting a bit ahead of herself.
"The last time Helen Clark got international publicity for New Zealand it was for signing paintings she didn't do. Then she was compared to Idi Amin - now it's Jordan's King Abdullah II.
“Promoting our tourism industry is a good cause. Given the amount of time Helen Clark spends overseas, she is well equipped to give a tourist’s viewpoint of New Zealand,” said Mr Carter.

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