Sir Don McKinnon, former New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and former Commonwealth Secretary-General has written an article for the New Zealand Herald. He asks “is attending CHOGM worthwhile?” and puts his case for New Zealand’s continued involvement.
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On Wednesday 21st October 2009, a Commonwealth Conversation was held at Parliaments Beehive Theaterette, Wellington. Co-hosted by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, the New Zealand Institute of International Studies and the Royal Commonwealth Society Trust in Wellington, this major seminar was chaired by the former Prime Minister of New Zealand Ms. Jenny Shipley.
On Friday October 16, the Commonwealth Conversation visited One Tree Hill College, Auckland, where 40 students produced a video to be presented to Prime Minister John Key on the future of the Commonwealth.
New Zealand writer Emily Perkins recalls her childhood thoughts on the Commonwealth.
Co-founder of the New Zealand Republican Movement says: “Queen Elizabeth should abdicate her position as Head of the Commonwealth”20th August 2009 by AlexT 98 Comments
Savage, a co-founder of the New Zealand Republican Movement has written the following contribution to the Commonwealth Conversation:
There is a belief perpetuated in Britain and other Commonwealth countries that the British Empire was of benefit to the world. The greed and racism are forgotten. The invasions, wars, political oppression and genocide are downplayed. The poverty and inequality it created are conveniently ignored.