New Zealand : Polity Style: 1907-2019

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. 1)
26 Sep 1907 - 1 Jan 1987 Dominion of New Zealand (since 1946 New Zealand) [1][2]
1 Jan 1987 - New Zealand = (from 1 Aug 1987) Aotearoa

[1] Gradually acquired sovereign independence from the United Kingdom Parliament with passing of the Statute of Westminster Adoption Act (25 Nov 1947) which ratified the Statute of Westminster (enacted 12 Dec 1931; ceased to be a part of the law of New Zealand 1 Jan 1987).
[2] From 1 Nov 1983 legally defined as a part of the Realm of New Zealand (in official use from 1953) = (from 1 Aug 1987) Whenua o Aotearoa (see Legislation).
Last updated on: 15 Apr 2019 12:28:16