Mayor wants a republic
Waitangi Day was an appropriate time for New Zealand to consider becoming a republic, Dunedin Mayor Suhki Turner said yesterday. Mrs. Turner said she would willingly attend todays Waitangi celebrations, but Waitangi Day was also an appropriate time for New Zealanders to “think about some nation building” and advocate some radical changes- ditching the monarchy and becoming a republic, adopting a new flag and introducing an official New Zealand Day public holiday in addition to Waitangi Day.