President of NZ: Top ten nominees

Last updated 13:24 31/07/2008

Relevant offers

Politics

New Zealand suspends aid to Nauru Why the tino rangatiratanga flag should be our national choice Green co-leader James Shaw outlines climate change plan John Key shifts stance on refugees as hospitable Kiwis make a point Crown-iwi agreement on Auckland housing programme Inland Revenue hopes to get politics out of its $1b-plus overhaul Designer of All Blacks silver fern speaks out on flag designs Steve Hansen favours silver fern Wife of former Bathurst Resources boss jailed for welfare fraud Waikato academic calls John Key out on refugee quota

The Republican Movement has announced its top 10 nominees for the first President of New Zealand.

It says more than 1000 people named their preference on its website and nominees have been ranked by the number of nominations received.

Some people nominated the current Head of State, the Queen, but she isn't eligible because she is neither a citizen nor a permanent resident, the movement's chairman Lewis Holden said.

The top 10 are: James Belich, Jim Bolger, Sir Douglas Graham, Sir Robert Jones, Sir Kenneth Keith, Don McKinnon, Claudia Orange, Vincent O'Sullivan, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Wilson Whineray.

Current Members of Parliament are not eligible.

The movement is going to hold a knockout round to find a winner.

- NZPA

Ad Feedback
Special offers
Opinion poll

Should the speed limit be raised to 110kmh on some roads?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: 110kmh limit moves closer

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content