I received a good New Year present from the Dominion Post when they published my
opinion piece on the Head of State Referenda Bill
under the title “Hands up for a president of Aotearoa”. The same piece had earlier been published in the Christchurch Press.
This has kicked off the debate I had hoped around my
Head of State private members bill
, to be debated in Parliament this year, which enables Kiwis to choose between keeping the monarch or moving towards a democratically selected head of state.
discussion on Kiwiblog
has been particularly hot.