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Once Were Leaders…

Once upon a time, in a little nation of a few million people, we elected great leaders who strode the world, setting an example that we could live a better way…

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Norman Kirk anti nuclear testing at moruroa

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Now, this country elects leaders like this…

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trending on twitter - NZ's leader questioned over apartheid amnesia

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What is it they say – in a democracy we get the politicians we deserve?

I’d like to think we deserve much better. We’ll certainly get a chance to put that to the test next year.

This blogpost was first published on The Daily Blog on 23 December 2013.

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References

Twitter: Rudolf Hills

Huffington Post: New Zealand’s Leader Questioned Over Apartheid Amnesia

NZ Listener: Influentials: Speeches that helped shape us

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