Tokelau has voted to reject indepence again. This came just after a previous vote only last year. It appears the process is to force indepence on the Tokelauan people like it or not, in order to look good, and vote again and again until they vote the right way. Hopefully this result will settle the issue. Although I’m not too concerned about Tokelau, the one pleasing aspect of this result (and why NZ should keep its ties to Tokelau, Cook islands and Nuie) is the remote possibility that they could become strategically important to our national security in future. Other than that (and common citizenship and trade union), they already have indepence in all except name.

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