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New Zealand : Polity Style: 1907-2021

26 Sep 1907 Colony of New Zealand is renamed Dominion of New Zealand in accordance with a royal proclamation dated 9 Sep 1907 (effective 26 Sep 1907) (New Zealand Gazette, Extra, 26 Sep 1907, p. 2837)
26 Sep 1907 - 1 Jan 1987 Dominion of New Zealand = New Zealand [1]
25 Nov 1947 legislative independence of New Zealand from the United Kingdom is achieved upon the adoption of provisions of the Statute of Westminster, 1931, in accordance with the Statute of Westminster Adoption Act, 1947 (passed by the House of Representatives and by the Legislative Council of New Zealand 18 Nov 1947 and 21 Nov 1947 respectively; received royal assent 25 Nov 1947) [2]
1 Jan 1987 Constitution Act 1986, referring to the polity as New Zealand, took effect on the date (1 Jan 1987) prescribed by Art. 1 (2) of the said act (passed by the House of Representatives of New Zealand 3 Dec 1986, received royal assent 13 Dec 1986) [3]
1 Jan 1987 - New Zealand [4][5]

[1] "Dominion" was never formally excluded from the polity style, but it was limited in use since 1946. The word "dominion" was not included in the Royal Style proclaimed on 29 May 1953, but remained in use in some judicial documents up to 1987.
[2] Full title: An Act to adopt certain Sections of the Statute of Westminster, 1931. Ceased to be a part of the law of New Zealand 1 Jan 1987.
[3] Full title: An Act to reform the constitutional law of New Zealand, to bring together into one enactment certain provisions of constitutional significance, and to provide that the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 of the Parliament of the United Kingdom shall cease to have effect as part of the law of New Zealand.
[4] From 1 Nov 1983 legally defined as a part of the Realm of New Zealand.
[5] Also in official use (Māori, from 1 Aug 1987): Aotearoa (not defined in statutory legislation).
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