It is rare in NZ that we get a chance to participate simply because people campaigned for that chance, and this referendum is one of those chances. 300,000 people signed a petition and hundreds of people carried those petitions around, arranged for people to sign them, and for them to be returned, counted and presented to Parliament.
I don’t agree with their opinion about smacking, but I agree with their attitude to democracy and participation.
So this is your chance. If you haven’t voted in the referendum yet, do it now! VotesÂ posted on Thursday (early enough for collection) will be counted.