Peter Dunne urges new generation in Parliament to turn New Zealand into republic – NZ Herald

Peter Dunne urges new generation in Parliament to turn New Zealand into republic – NZ Herald

Former United Future leader Peter Dunne has challenged the millennial generation in Parliament to “seize the moment” and begin a process to turn New Zealand into a republic.

“I strongly believe that the time has well passed for us to have severed the umbilical cord to grandmother England,” he told a conference at Parliament today.

“We should be an independent republic within the Commonwealth, like India or South Africa and the majority of other Commonwealth nations.

By NZ Herald

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