Dating life in new zealand
The underlying principle is democracy, with political power exercised through a democratically elected parliament – this is often stated as "The Queen reigns but the government rules so long as it has the support of the House of Representatives." The "Crown in Right of New Zealand" has been legally distinct from the British monarchy since New Zealand ratified the Statute of Westminster 1931 with the Statute of Westminster Adoption Act 1947 in 1947.
There have occasionally been proposals to abolish the monarchy and establish a republic.
Unlike its neighbour Australia, New Zealand has not yet held a referendum on the matter, but a number of prominent politicians (including the former Prime Minister, John Key The Sovereign's representative in and over the Realm of New Zealand is the Governor-General.
The Office is largely ceremonial, although the Governor-General holds a number of so-called 'reserve powers'.
The Office is nominally non-partisan, the Prime Minister advises the Sovereign who to appoint as the Governor-General.
'[Shailene] has been photographed in romantic clinches with the handsome rugby first five in Hamilton on the side lines after North Harbour's recent win over Waikato,' Woman's Day reported this week Shailene is thought to have met her hunky Australian-born Fijian beau while she filmed scenes for her new movie Adrift in Fiji earlier this year.