Story: Self-government and independence

Appeal courts: Supreme Court (2nd of 2)

Appeal courts: Supreme Court

Prince William opens the new Supreme Court building in Wellington on 18 January 2010. Watching the proceedings are Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias and Prime Minister John Key. The Supreme Court replaced the Privy Council as New Zealand's final court of appeal, a measure that underlined New Zealand's independence from Britain.

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W. David McIntyre, 'Self-government and independence - Towards a republic?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012