- The Debate
- Get involved
- Constitutional review
- The Treaty of Waitangi
- Commonwealth membership
- Common Cause
Goals and activities
The Republican Movement is a campaign group for a New Zealand republic with a New Zealander as head of State.
Our Principles and Objectives
We are committed to:
- involving all New Zealanders in the debate;
- providing relevant and reliable information;
- focusing on ideas, not personalities; and
- winning a referendum to establish the republic.
These principles and objectives are part of our Constitution, and binds all members of the Republican Movement. The Republican Movement is an incorporated society under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.
What the Republican Movement does
The Republican Movement encourages and supports debate on republicanism, the different options for a New Zealand republic and related issues through its members, this website and other media.
Our policy is that the exact nature of a New Zealand republic - such as whether the head of state is elected directly by the public or indirectly by their parliament - is something for all New Zealanders to decide by a referendum. We are committed to winning such a referendum.
Our organisation was formed in March 1994 as the New Zealand republic debate started to heat up. Since then our members have worked as an informal, grass roots network of New Zealanders interested in republicanism.
We are building a stronger base of supporters and advocates as the desire for a republic gains momentum. To find out how you can get involved in this important debate, see our Get Involved section.