The Queen opens Parliament, 1953.
A strange article from The Star, a local newspaper in Christchurch, decries the Queen for not intervening to stop the demolition of the Christ Church cathedral. The heritage group behind the plea said they were going to "the highest authority in the world". Buckingham Palace responded "The matter of the demolition of Christchurch Cathedral is not one in which The Queen would intervene. As a constitutional Sovereign, Her Majesty acts through her personal representative, the Governor General, on the advice of her New Zealand Ministers."
This highlights, once again, an issue that apparently divides monarchists from republicans (and some radical republicans) in New Zealand. It's the question of how much power the Queen actually has.