I have always said that I won’t support a republic for New Zealand until two people are dead. One is Helen Clark and the other is Jim Bolger.
As a former Prime Minister and a man very firm in his views, Jim Bolger has always been a bit stroppy.
But after his performance in Washington last night at a reception for the US NZ Partnership Forum, someone may be asking him to tone it down a bit.
He used his speech as chairman of the NZ US Council to dwell on the Anzus rift over New Zealand’s anti-nuclear laws, which was perplexing to those who wanted to celebrate and move on now the rift is over.
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