This section is our library of resources for the debate - such as policy papers, analysis of polls on the republic issue and legislation.
If you're looking for good education resources on how New Zealand's system of government works, there are a lot of places to look.
Each year, with the permission of his family the Republican Movement awards The Allen Bell Memorial Award to the person or organisation who has done the most in the preceding year to advance the cause of a New Zealand republic.
Former MP Keith Locke, winner of the Allen Bell Memorial Award 2011.
The award commemorates former MP Colonel Allen Bell an early advocate of a New Zealand republic.
Allen Bell (1870 - 1936) was a man who believed in "protecting the rights and advancing the interests of ordinary working people".
From June to October 2008, the Republican Movement ran a website for the President of New Zealand, and opened nominations which led to an 'election' for New Zealand's future head of State.
6 September 2008 marks 60 years of New Zealand citizenship. Over half a century ago New Zealand's Parliament passed the British Nationality and New Zealand Citizenship Act 1948, which made New Zealanders "British subjects and New Zealand citizens" from 1 January 1949, rather than solely British subjects.
One way to create a republic is to elect the Governor-General first, then hold a referendum to make the Governor-General New Zealand's head of state. The next representative of the Queen in New Zealand will need to be appointed sometime in 2011.
Constitutional Inquiry - the Government announced a constitutional inquiry at the Labour Party conference on 13 November 2004. While the genesis of the inquiry is in the debate around the Treaty of Waitangi, the inquiry will be able to cover related constitutional issues, including republicanism.
This page contains our our policy papers and reports, covering the building the constitution conference, Youth Parliament reports for 2000 and 2004. This section will expand over time. You can find our principle Policy Statement here.
Links to useful websites in the republic debate, and general informative links on New Zealand's constitution and government, the Commonwealth, other republican movements in the Commonwealth and supporters of the monarchy.
These links are provided for informative purposes only, the Republican Movement takes no responsibility for the content on the websites linked to. To link to us, click here.
The Head of State Referenda Bill was a members' Bill drawn from the parliamentary ballot of members Bills on 14 October 2009, and voted down by parliament 68 - 53 on 21 April 2010. If passed it would've enabled two referendums on the republic issue. The Bill itself presented two republican options - a directly elected head of state or an indirectly head of state; under both New Zealand would become a Parliamentary republic.
From flagpoles to polls: A history of republicanism in New Zealand. Republicanism in New Zealand is not a new concept, with a number of examples in New Zealand existing from the 19th century that could be called "republics". This page looks at the long history of republicanism in New Zealand, from flagpoles to political polls.
This is a reference page of the public opinion polls on the republic issue, recording support for a republic and related polls on republicanism.
The 2002 Royal Tour was the Queen's 10th visit to New Zealand in the 50 years of Her Majesty's reign, highlighting the part-time nature of the role for the Queen. It was originally planned for late 2001, but was rescheduled after post September 11 security concerns.