One of New Zealand's constitutional conventions is that the sovereign and her or his representative in New Zealand, the governor-general, only act on the advice of ministers. This subordinates the monarch's legal powers to cabinet. This is Governor-General Anand Satyanand signing the writ for the 2008 general election, something he would have done on the advice of the prime minister.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
The Governor-General of New Zealand
Photograph by Woolf
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