- Monarchy New Zealand
Monarchy New Zealand
Chair Simon O'Connor (since 2010) Patron Hon Sir Peter Tapsell (since 2000) Founded 1995
(Incorporated 3 April 1996)
Headquarters New Zealand Newspaper Crown & Koru Ideology Monarchism Website Monarchy New Zealand
Monarchy New Zealand is a national, non-partisan, not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to promote, support and defend the constitutional monarchy of New Zealand. In addition to the general public, the organisation's membership includes a number of academics as well as numerous lawyers and political figures. It is currently chaired by Simon O'Connor. The patron of the organisation is former Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives Sir Peter Tapsell.
Aims and principles
Monarchy New Zealand's aims and principles include:
- To bring together New Zealanders of diverse backgrounds to celebrate and support the Monarchy of New Zealand.
- To promote, and engage in, the study of the Monarchy, and the roles of the Crown in the New Zealand system of democratic government.
- To inform the New Zealand public of the contemporary importance of the Monarchy for the New Zealand identity.
Crown & Koru
Crown & Koru is Monarchy New Zealand's quarterly magazine. It features news and in-depth articles relating to the Monarchy of New Zealand as well as information about the organisation. The journal was first published in 1997 and has been produced continuously since then. It was originally known as "Monarchy New Zealand" but the name was changed in 2010.
The organisation was formed as the The Monarchist League of New Zealand in 1995 and incorporated in April 1996.
In 2002, the Monarchist League campaigned against the abolition of appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and the creation of the Supreme Court of New Zealand. The group held a dinner to mark the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II on 9 June of that year.
It was rebranded Monarchy New Zealand in 2010.
The national executive of the organisation as of November 2011 is: 
- Sean Palmer (Acting Chair)
- Alex Summerlee (Secretary)
- Valerie Winn (Treasurer)
- Brian Anderton
- Aaron Hape
- Oliver Ibbetson
- Chloe Oldfield
List of chairs
- Merv Tilsley (1995–2000)
- Noel Cox (2000–2010)
- Simon O'Connor (since 2010)
- Crown & Koru - quarterly journal of Monarchy New Zealand (ISSN 1179-6588)
- New Zealand’s Monarchy - Monarchist League of New Zealand, (1998)
- ^ This is shown by the published names of members already visible e.g Noel Cox, a constitutional law expert and Professor of Law was Chairman 2000-2010, plus two MPs being Patrons from different political parties.
- ^ a b c Monarchy New Zealand. "Executive of Monarchy New Zealand". http://www.monarchy.org.nz/exec.html. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
- ^ Monarchy New Zealand. "Aims of Monarchy New Zealand". http://www.monarchy.org.nz/aims.html. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- ^ Monarchy New Zealand. "Latest Journal". http://www.monarchy.org.nz/news.html. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
- ^ National Library of New Zealand. "Monarchy New Zealand". http://nzlibrariescatalogue.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=2850915. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
- ^ Companies Office: Societies and Trusts online. "Monarchy New Zealand". http://www.societies.govt.nz. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
- ^ Monarchist League of New Zealand (9 December 2002). "Monarchist League Against Supreme Court Law". http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0212/S00072.htm. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
- ^ "Monarchist League To Hold Golden Jubilee Dinner". Scoop.co.nz. 4 June 2002. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0206/S00003.htm. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
- ^ Monarchy New Zealand. "Crown and Koru: February 2010 Volume 15 Issue 0". http://monarchy.org.nz/images/documents/February_2010.pdf. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
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