Heather du Plessis-Allan writes:
Sure, it’s not an immediately popular idea, but hear me out. Taking up the offer to become part of Australia could be a good thing.
If New Zealand did join Australia as two states (NI and SI) then John Key would no doubt become Prime Minister of Australia, with Malcolm Turnbull as his Deputy.
The North Island would have 22 MPs and the South Island seven MPs, out of 178 total.
In terms of Senators they would have 12 each out of 100 total.
Andrew Little would roll Bill Shorten as Federal Opposition Leader.
But who would become the Premiers of the NI State and SI State?