If New Zealand’s flag changes, the Government has admitted it could cost up to $458 million just to change New Zealand passports alone, New Zealand First says.
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New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters
Speech to the Manurewa RSA 2016 Veteran's lunch
Manurewa RSA Club,
2 Maich Rd, Manurewa, Auckland
New Zealand First has called for legislation to be passed quickly to extend passports from five years to 10 years.
Prime Minister John Key’s hullabaloo over the “urgent” need to “tighten laws” around the removal of passports is window dressing for political gain, says New Zealand First.
The National government’s failure to plug holes in the passport system two years ago has put children at risk and made New Zealand a laughing stock, says New Zealand First.
There is no good reason to wait for a return to a 10-year passport and Prime Minister John Key should immediately make the New Zealand passport valid for 10 years and reduce the cost, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First is satisfied its policy to reduce the cost of passports is set to be introduced but believes the price reductions announced today are transparently pathetic.
Rt Hon Winston Peters has labelled the cost of a New Zealand passport “exorbitant” and is calling for the government to stop “ripping off” Kiwi travellers.