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    Knighthoods and Damehoods restored!

    3 News > Home > Story > Dames and knights restored to NZ honours system

    Prime Minister John Key has brought back the titles of Sir and Dame to the New Zealand honours system.

    Then Prime Minister Helen Clark did away with them in 2000, replacing them with new honours called Principal and Distinguished Companions.

    People who received those honours will now have the opportunity to accept a traditional title if they want.

    Eighty-five people have been made Principal and Distinguished Companions over the past eight years, but not every one of them is keen on the idea of being called 'Sir' or 'Dame'.

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    Indeed, I am very please with the new Prime Minister. Knighthoods and Damehoods and the Monarchy as a whole will always be part of New Zealand's culture and heritage, so I don't know why the Labour party decided to do away with it in the first place.

    As far as this can go, I hope the new [conservative] Prime Minister can restore close[r] ties with the United Kingdom, and bring back the Privy Council, another thing of which the Labour government removed.

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    Re: Knighthoods and Damehoods restored!

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    Indeed, I am very please with the new Prime Minister. Knighthoods and Damehoods and the Monarchy as a whole will always be part of New Zealand's culture and heritage, so I don't know why the Labour party decided to do away with it in the first place.

    As far as this can go, I hope the new [conservative] Prime Minister can restore close[r] ties with the United Kingdom, and bring back the Privy Council, another thing of which the Labour government removed.


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    Re: Knighthoods and Damehoods restored!

    Seems to be nothing more than a bunch of hoopla something similar to a Kentucky Colonel.
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    How any halfway sensible Government or Monarch could award Ted Kennedy (who ran away letting a young woman drown, who has not up to this date expressed any contrition or remorse for that act) an Honoury Knighthood is beyond me.

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