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Waitangi Day a Time to Commemorate And Celebrate

Published: Thu 6 Feb 2020 09:49 AM
“Waitangi Day is a day to commemorate and celebrate. A day to recognise that the relationship and ongoing reconciliation discussions enabled by the Treaty - Te Tiriti o Waitangi are binding us together in a way that makes cultural diversity a strength” said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic.
“New Zealand Republic has a clear policy with respect to the Treaty. Our position - one that is backed by numerous academics - is that the transition to an independent head of state won’t change the Treaty’s status or mana. To remove all doubt, we support a Treaty clause in any legislation establishing an independent head of state.”
“It is our vision that by the 200th birthday of our treaty, our country will have a head of state of its own, representing kāwanatanga as party to Te Tiriti” concluded Mr Holden.
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More detail can be found here: https://www.republic.org.nz/treaty
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