This is the result of many months of lobbying and consultation with all political party leaders on this important matter.
"This is a major victory, Labour have said if they are elected, they will reintroduce 10 year passports for adults. The Government must listen, soon our petition will be put before a select committee, and submissions from the NZ public will be called for, we strongly urge all NZ citizens, to submit to the select committee, in favour of 10 year passports" said Kyle Lockwood, spokesman for NZten.com, an organisation advocating for the return of 10 year NZ passports.
"Mr Tremain, Internal Affairs Minister, has since January, constantly ignored our requests for public consultation on reinstating 10 year passports. He has in fact jetted off at the taxpayers expense, to watch a Hobbit premiere in LA, all the while consistently ignoring our requests for a return to 10 year passports, enjoyed by the citizens of most OECD nations including the UK, USA, Canada and Australia." Concluded Kyle Lockwood
For more information please visit www.nzten.com
David Cunliffes Media Release