New Zealand : Polity Style: 1907-2016

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).
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