We’re All Royalists Here?

Miss representation? Put that portrait of the Queen back on the lounge wall: “All New Zealanders are royalists, not like the Aussies,” proclaims the Dame (Kiri te Kanawa). Perhaps this is not surprising coming from someone who sang for the Queen at her recent Buckingham Palace Jubilee. Kiri recently performed at Edinburgh’s newly refurbished Usher Hall and she told The Times she enjoys singing to people in places like “Turkey, Estonia, places where they’ve never heard me sing”.


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New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law

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