Our policy

Our policies set out what we're campaigning for.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi - The Treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi - Te Tiriti o Waitangi is New Zealand’s founding document. A republic won’t change this or the relationship between Maori and the Government.

New Zealand Republic supports:

  • Recognising the Treaty of Waitangi - Te Tiriti of Waitangi as New Zealand’s founding document;

  • In legislation establishing the republic, a specific “deeming” clause re-stating the Maori-Crown relationship and preserving that relationship;

For more detail, see our page on the Treaty of Waitangi.

The Commonwealth

Becoming a republic wouldn’t mean New Zealand loses its membership of the Commonwealth of Nations. The majority of members of the Commonwealth don’t have the Queen as their head of State.

New Zealand will still compete at the Commonwealth Games, and partake in all of the Commonwealth’s organisations.

New Zealand Republic supports New Zealand’s continued membership of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Resources

You can download our latest policy statement by clicking on the link below.