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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

11/83 New Zealanders reject imperial titles 

I heartily concur with Brian Rudman that the stampede of 72 already-honoured New Zealanders to acquire English aristocratic titles (also recognized in Papua New Guinea!), and sniff around the royal petticoats, is pretty sickening.

Cheers to those 11 who rejected this dubious opportunity:
[Raise] a glass to the refuseniks, the 11 honorees who have chosen to stand upright in 21st century New Zealand. What a fine proud assemblage of fellow citizens they are: potter Len Castle, writers Witi Ihimaera-Smiler, Vincent O'Sullivan, Joy Cowley, Patricia Grace, academic, writer and veteran stirrer Ranginui Walker, actor, Sam Neill, community worker Sister Patricia Hook, former bishop of Dunedin Penny Jamieson, educationalist Sister Pauline O'Regan and former speaker of Parliament Margaret Wilson.

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