Except...that she was never going to be changed. The NZ Herald article was shoddy journalism at its best - full of assumptions and "apparently" statements. Even the "source" that it linked to contained different information and a statement from Disney which was ignored by NZ Herald.
Here's a great write-up by Inside the Magic. Note the lack of hyperbole (unlike the "newspaper").
As for the petition? Everyone is excited that over 200,000 people have signed it. 200,000!! Adorable.
There are 300 million people living in the US right now. 17 million people visit just Disney World every
Hopefully this ridiculous story has come to an end. Some random people go excited over a misunderstanding/ignorance, affected nothing whatsoever and now has claimed victory over the change that was never going to happen.