I’m generally a fan of Peace Movement Aotearoa. They are good thinkers and leaders on peace issues.
But their decision to set up a rival poppy appeal to the RSA is wrong.
The RSA appeal is a very important funding source for the special work they do with veterans. The poppy is an important symbol for Kiwis and we associate it with the RSA.
I hope that Peace Movement Aotearoa realise their mistake and never do it again.