President of NZ: Top ten nominees

Last updated 13:24 31/07/2008

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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

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