The Royal prerogative – the undefined, uncertain, residual powers retained by the sovereign – should be replaced with clearly defined statutory law, writes Emma Ricketts.
Continue reading Royal prerogative a source of constitutional confusion
New Zealand’s unwritten constitution provides for flexibility and clear lines of democratic accountability, writes Steven Sutton
Continue reading Constitutional monarchy allows for democratic innovation
The head of state should represent NZ’s identity, culture, and heritage, argue Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Dr Andrew Butler
Continue reading State power should come from the people
Isn’t it odd, writes Morgan Godfery, that New Zealand’s head of state lives 18,000 kilometres away and isn’t one of us?
Continue reading For Queen and Country? No thanks!
The monarchy no longer represents New Zealand as it is, and certainly doesn’t represent our future, writes Lewis Holden.
Continue reading The case for a New Zealand republic
Emeritus Professor Les Holborow accepts the case for New Zealand becoming a republic, but suggests a measured process for appointment of the head of state.
Continue reading Issues concerning the appointment of the head of state