jafa39
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NZ The Republic?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:11 pm

QFF has set me thinking, not that I care either way but what do the Kiwis think about NZ becoming a Republic and ditching Her Majesty and the Gov General?

How would you vote?
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kiwiinoz
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RE: NZ The Republic?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:18 pm

I guess we would have to see what alternative model was put forward.

I don't believe our national identity is compromised or altered by the fact that our head of state is the queen. ie, if the arrangement were to change, I don't think I'd feel anymore or less kiwi.

Which begs the question, what's the point? Certainly no trade or defence benefits. Given a good alternative I think I would take it
 
KevinL1011
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RE: NZ The Republic?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:19 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Thread starter):
not that I care either way

The Yanks think NZ is full of apathy !

Not that I care either way....either.
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jafa39
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RE: NZ The Republic?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:21 pm

Quoting Kevinl1011 (Reply 2):
The Yanks think NZ is full of apathy !

Only for war..now if Bush had asked us to play Rugby against Iraq......
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KevinL1011
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RE: NZ The Republic?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:29 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 3):
now if Bush had asked us to play Rugby against Iraq

 rotfl 

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 1):
I don't believe our national identity is compromised or altered by the fact that our head of state is the queen.

And now the Fox News edit...

Quoting Fox News Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 1):
I believe our nation is compromised by head from the queen.
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kiwiinoz
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RE: NZ The Republic?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:31 pm

Quoting Kevinl1011 (Reply 4):

Apparently it's a wild ride without the dentures
 
jafa39
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RE: NZ The Republic?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:31 pm

Quoting Kevinl1011 (Reply 4):
I believe our nation is compromised by head from the queen.

Larf? I nearly wet meself!
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KevinL1011
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RE: NZ The Republic?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:44 pm

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 5):
Apparently it's a wild ride without the dentures

 rotfl 
Seen it on the internet. I'm looking for the web link.  Wink

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 6):
I nearly wet meself!

Ditto Here!
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bill142
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RE: NZ The Republic?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:09 pm

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 5):
Apparently it's a wild ride without the dentures

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Thats golden.
 
QANTASforever
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RE: NZ The Republic?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:50 pm

It's up to the people of New Zealand. I'm not going to apply my views on Australia becoming a republic to New Zealand, it's an entirely different country and therefore there are completely different issues involved.

I will venture the opinion that republicanism in NZ is far less pervasive and is less of an issue with regards to anything royal. Over here - any time a Royal shows up the newspapers fill the editorial comments with for or against arguments. I've met some very impressive New Zealand republicans in the past, and I do not doubt their passion and resolve one bit.

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kiwiandrew

RE: NZ The Republic?

Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:10 am

not really any of my business since I don't currently live in NZ ( although I am back for a visit and so happy to be here ) but I think it is time that we/they "cut the apron strings " - then again , I currently live in a Kingdom so who am I to talk ?
 
QANTASforever
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RE: NZ The Republic?

Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:20 am

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 10):
I currently live in a Kingdom so who am I to talk ?

You're a New Zealand passport holder aren't you? You're more than entitled to say anything you want about your own country.

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jafa39
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RE: NZ The Republic?

Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:46 am

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 11):
You're more than entitled to say anything you want about your own country.

Not any more, he moved to Belgium! A heresey that were it understandable would no doubt cause him to be thrown into a bottomless pit.  Smile
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QANTASforever
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RE: NZ The Republic?

Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:34 am

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 12):
A heresey that were it understandable would no doubt cause him to be thrown into a bottomless pit.

I think he's already done that to himself.  Wink

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