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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: George Ferguson Bowen
In 1867, Bowen was made Governor of New Zealand, where he was successful in reconciling the Maori's reaction to the British rule there, and saw the end of the struggle between the colonists and the natives.
Flag of the Governor General of New Zealand The Governor-General of New Zealand is the local representative of the Queen of New Zealand, Queen Elizabeth II, and as such is the highest office in the Government of New Zealand.
Bowen retired to England after his tenure as Governor of Hong Kong, and was appointed as a chief of a Royal Commission which was sent to Malta with regard to the new constitution for the island in December 1887.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/George-Ferguson-Bowen   (2182 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Thomas Gore Browne
Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne (July 3, 1807- April 17, 1887) was a Governor of St Helena, Governor of New Zealand, Governor of Tasmania and Governor of Bermuda.
Browne was born in Aylesbury Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire in south central England.
The town of Gore Gore is a town and surrounding borough in the South Island of New Zealand.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Thomas-Gore-Browne   (275 words)

  
 About New Zealand - newzealand.govt.nz
The first group of entries, about the people and natural environment of New Zealand, along with the first regional entries are just the beginning of what will become a comprehensive guide to the natural environment, history, culture, economics, institutions, peoples and social development of this country.
If you are interested in New Zealand's national symbols, you can find out about the flag, national anthems and coat of arms and the protocols surrounding their use.
New Zealand is a sovereign state with a democratic parliamentary government based on the Westminster system.
newzealand.govt.nz /about   (2133 words)

  
  Ross Dependency - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The British government took possession of the territory in 1923 and entrusted it to the administration of New Zealand.
The Governor of the Ross Dependency is (as of 2004) the Governor-General of New Zealand.
New Zealand has a summer-only base in the western highlands of the dependency called Vanda Station.
open-encyclopedia.com /Ross_Dependency   (402 words)

  
 Governor-General of New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Governor-General of New Zealand is the representative in the Realm of New Zealand of the Queen of New Zealand, Queen Elizabeth II, and as such is the highest office in the Government of New Zealand.
This was due to the New Zealand belief that such a thing would promote separatism within the British Empire.
The Governor-General is also the Governor of Ross Dependency, which maintains a separate legal system from 'mainland New Zealand', inside the Realm of New Zealand (official link).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Governor-General_of_New_Zealand   (406 words)

  
 New Zealand - Ancient and Modern History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Archaeozoology in New Zealand, the study of animal bones in archaeology.
The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography vol.1 (1990).
New Zealand Disasters Mt Tarawera eruption, Hawke's Bay earthquake, Tangiwai, the Ferry Wahine.
www.enzed.com /hist.html   (1456 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Hobson was appointed Lieutenant Governor under the Governor of New South Wales, Sir George Gipps (ratified on 30 July 1839) and British consul to New Zealand (confirmed on 13 August 1839).
He was issued with detailed instructions by Lord Normanby on 14 August 1839, giving reasons for intervention in New Zealand and directions for the purchase of land "by fair and equal contracts." The land was later resold to settlers at a profit to provide for further operations.
On 21 May 1840, in response to the creation of a "republic" by the New Zealand Company settlers of Port Nicholson (later Wellington), who were laying out a new town under the flag of an independent New Zealand, Hobson asserted British sovereignty over the whole of New Zealand, despite the incompleteness of the Treaty signing.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=William_Hobson   (1037 words)

  
 The Governor-General of New Zealand - Constitution of New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
New Zealand has a constitution, but it is not set out in one all-inclusive document – it consists of a series of formal legal documents, decisions of the courts and the practices we describe as conventions.
This Act recognises that the Queen, the Sovereign in right of New Zealand, is the Head of State of New Zealand and that the Governor-General appointed by her is her representative.
As Head of State, Queen Elizabeth’s formal New Zealand title is “Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith”.
www.gg.govt.nz /role/constofnz.htm   (283 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Governor-General of New Zealand
1840 - 1841 NZ a dependency of New South Wales
(under Lt.-Col. Sir George Gipps, RE, Governor of New South Wales 1837 - 1846, and Governor-in-Chief of New Zealand 1839 - 1841)
Note: The 'acting Governor-General' is known as the Administrator of the Government, or simply Administrator in every day usage.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/go/Governor-General_of_New_Zealand   (403 words)

  
 History of New Zealand Coinage
New Zealand then became the last and most remote of the self-governing dominions of the British Commonwealth to introduce its own coinage.
In December 1990, a new 20 cent piece was introduced to replace the old 20 cent piece, as the Kiwi design on the old 20 cent piece was transferred to the new $1 coin.
The kotuku is one of New Zealand's rarest birds and is held in particularly high regard in Maori mythology.
www.rbnz.govt.nz /currency/money/0094086.html   (1000 words)

  
 About New Zealand - www.govt.nz
The Parliament of New Zealand consists of the Sovereign and the House of Representatives.
The Governor-General is the Sovereign’s representative in New Zealand.
New Zealand is a sovereign state with a democratic parliamentary government based on the Westminster system.
www.govt.nz /about   (2296 words)

  
 New Zealand Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Te Papa, the 'Museum of New Zealand', is an inspiring, interactive look at NZ history and culture....
New Zealand is a country of rare seismic beauty: glacial mountains, fast-flowing rivers, deep, clear lakes, hissing geysers and boiling mud.
New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, had a lot of help from his countrymen.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/australasia/new_zealand   (315 words)

  
 New Zealand Guide Book - The Hitchhiker's Guide to New Zealand
New Zealand is situated the same distace eastwards from Australia as London is to Moscow.
The largest city in New Zealand is Auckland, which has a population of approximately 900,000 people, many of whom own Holdens (qv).
By 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi - popularly advertised as New Zealand's founding document - was signed by the Governor of New Zealand (representing Queen Vicky of England) and various Maori cheifs, representing each tribe.
nz.com /NZ/Culture/HitchHikersGuide.html#edmonds   (1975 words)

  
 Inflation Targeting in New Zealand--David J. Archer, Assistant Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand
It is the presence of all four of these elements together that carves out the New Zealand end of the spectrum of inflation targeters—an end of the spectrum that has attracted a lot of attention amongst academics interested in the interaction of "public choice" incentives and expectations.
While New Zealand has experienced increasing variance in the real exchange rate in relative terms, and while that has been associated with a relative (and absolute) reduction in inflation variance, it has not been associated with an increase in the relative (or absolute) variance of real interest rates or output.
New Zealand is further down the transparency path than most other inflation targeters, especially as regards the publication of inflation forecasts based on endogenous monetary conditions.
www.imf.org /external/pubs/ft/seminar/2000/targets/archer.htm   (8451 words)

  
 Cook Islands (New Zealand)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Presumably, the "Queen's Representative" is the Governor-General of New Zealand.
New Zealand has two territories in the South Pacific which are in the same relationship to her as the Associated States are to the UK.
The Cook Islands are a political dependency of New Zealand, whose head of state is Queen Elizabeth, who, as most people would know, is resident in, and sovereign of the United Kingdom.
flagspot.net /flags/ck.html   (1818 words)

  
 New Zealand Royal and Vice Regal Flags
New flags were announced in the New Zealand Gazette, Saturday 23rd October 1869, including a Jack with "four five pointed white stars on the red ground of the St George's Cross".
In 1907, following New Zealand's promotion from "colony" to "dominion", New Zealand ministers asked that the garland of laurels should be replaced by one of fern leaves, [which, of course, is one of NZ's national symbols].
As neither Lord Bledisloe, [whom I assume was Governor in the early 1930s], nor his minsters were sympathetic to the change, the flag was not favoured until after Lord Galway's arrival [whom I assume became Governor General of NZ c.1935].
areciboweb.50megs.com /fotw/flags/nz_gov.html   (837 words)

  
 William Hobson
Hobson was appointed as lieutenant governor (ratified on July 30, 1839) and British consul to New Zealand (confirmed on August 13, 1839).
On May 21, in response to the settlers at Port Nicholson (later Wellington) who were laying out a new town under the flag of the independent New Zealand, he asserted British sovereignty over the whole of New Zealand, despite the incompleteness of the Treaty signing effort.
Hobson was sworn in as governor and commander in chief on May 3, 1841.
usapedia.com /w/william-hobson.html   (768 words)

  
 CNN.com - New Zealand raises rates - Apr 28, 2004
New Zealand's economy is running strongly, but inflation pressures remain.
In a commentary after Thursday's rate rise in New Zealand, HSBC Australia-New Zealand chief economist John Edwards said he expected another 25 basis points increase in the second half of this year, perhaps as soon as late July.
Bollard's statement said it was unclear whether the recent fall in the exchange rate of the New Zealand dollar from a seven-year high against the U.S. dollar would be sustained and what its impact on activity and inflation pressures would be.
edition.cnn.com /2004/BUSINESS/04/28/nz.rates   (389 words)

  
 Articles - New Zealand Legislative Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
As the power of the Governor over New Zealand politics gradually decreased, it became the convention that appointments were made on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, essentially meaning that councillors were selected by the government of the day.
Unicameralists in New Zealand, like former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer, argued that the country is a small and relatively homogeneous unitary state, and hence does not need the same arrangements as federal countries like Australia, although many smaller countries have retained bicameral systems.
In addition, other political reforms in New Zealand such as the strengthening of the Select Committee system and the introduction of proportional representation are seen to provide adequate checks and balances.
gaple.com /articles/New_Zealand_Legislative_Council?...   (1060 words)

  
 A Fact Sheet: New Zealand and ADB - ADB.org
New Zealand was one of its 31 founding members.
New Zealand has contributed to the Asian Development Fund (ADF), which is ADB’s window for concessional lending to its borrowing members, and to the Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF), which provides grants to borrowing members to help prepare projects and undertake technical or policy studies.
John Whitehead, Acting Secretary to the Treasury, is the Alternate Governor for New Zealand in ADB.
www.adb.org /Documents/Fact_Sheets/NZL.asp   (913 words)

  
 New Zealand Give Vote To Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
New Zealand's Upper House, the Legislative Council, approved the Electoral Bill by 20 votes to 18 and it now only requires the signature of the new Governor of New Zealand, Lord Glasgow, to allow the historic legislation to pass into the law books.
New Zealand, a state with less than half a million souls, has, by this measure, shown the way to the rest of the Western World.
The New Zealand premier appointed known opponents of women's suffrage to the Legislative Council in an attempt to secure the Electoral Bill's defeat.
www.dailypast.com /oceania/new-zealand-women-vote.shtml   (711 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Sir George Grey (Australian And New Zealand History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
He explored the Swan River district in NW Australia (1838) and later was governor of South Australia (1841–45) and of New Zealand (1845–53).
As governor of Cape Colony (1854–60), he advocated federation for the South African territories.
When war broke out between Maori natives and English settlers, Grey returned to New Zealand as governor (1861–68), but his efforts to end the fighting were fruitless.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/Grey-G.html   (232 words)

  
 New Zealand
New Zealand, about 1,250 mi (2,012 km) southeast of Australia, consists of two main islands and a number of smaller outlying islands so scattered that they range from the tropical to the antarctic.
New Zealand's two main components are the North Island and the South Island, separated by Cook Strait.
New Zealand was the world's first country to give women the right to vote (1893).
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107834.html   (812 words)

  
 Articles - Robert FitzRoy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
FitzRoy was clearly dissociating himself from Darwin's account which embraced the new ideas of Charles Lyell, and asserting his commitment to the doctrine of the established Church of England which he, as a Tory, could be expected to uphold.
The first Governor of New Zealand, William Hobson, died in late 1842 and the Church Missionary Society, which had a strong New Zealand presence, suggested FitzRoy as his successor.
Meanwhile the spokesmen for the New Zealand Company were active back in Great Britain and FitzRoy's Governorship was presented to the House of Commons in a very poor light.
www.lastring.com /articles/Robert_FitzRoy   (1818 words)

  
 New Zealand History Guide Book - Instructions for War and Colonies
This extract from "Instructions from the Secretary of State for War and Colonies, Lord Normanby, to Captain Hobson, recently appointed H.M. Consul at New Zealand, concerning his duty as Lieutenant Governor of New Zealand as a part of the Colony of New South Wales, dated 14 August 1839." was posted to
Although it is excerpted from a book, which interested readers should, of course consult, it is a direct quote from an Official British Government Document.
These are the "Instructions from the Secretary of State for War and Colonies, Lord Normanby, to Captain Hobson, recently appointed H.M. Consul at New Zealand, concerning his duty as Lieutenant Governor of New Zealand as a part of the Colony of New South Wales, dated 14 August 1839." (C.O. 209/4, pp 251-81)
www.nz.com /new-zealand/guide-book/history/colonial.aspx   (583 words)

  
 ★ Invercargill New Zealand Guide. Information, links and Pictures
Invercargill is the southernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the most southern settlements in the world.
It lies in the heart of the wide expanse of the Southland Plains on the Oreti or New River some 18 kilometres north of Bluff, which is the southernmost town in the South Island.
In 1856 a petition was put forward to Thomas Gore Browne, the Governor of New Zealand, for a port at Bluff.
www.mkiwi.com /New+Zealand+information/Invercargill_New_Zealand.html   (332 words)

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