Here's our chance to force a referendum on co-governance. Please get in behind a recently-launched petition with the question:
“Should New Zealand implement a form of co-governance where 50% of elected representatives to Parliament and local authorities (including community boards and local boards) be elected by voters of Maori descent, and 50% by non-Maori?”
If enough signatures are collected, under the law a Citizens Initiated Referendum must be held.
The purpose of the CIR is to show the government that they are out of step with what many New Zealanders think, and what may be acceptable in government circles is not acceptable to a great many of us in the rest of New Zealand.
Please get behind this initiative. Print off copies of the petition to circulate amongst family and friends over the holiday break.
This is going to take a mammoth effort by us all, as the law permits citizens-initiated referendums that receive, via signed petitions, the support of at least 10% of registered electors. This must be completed in a 12-month period, therefore by 15 September 2023. However, the goal is to to gather these signatures well before then, to enable this referendum to take place at the same time as the 2023 general election.
To download the approved signature form to collect signatures please click HERE.
Once you have completed a form, scan it and email to the referendum team.
To support the referendum financially please go to Just Say No’s donations page.
N.B. Please ensure each person who signs also adds their full name and residential address - in block letters for legibility.
These signatures will be checked off against the electoral roll.