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Royal visit comes in under budget

Prince Charles and Camilla greet and meet in Auckland

The cost to New Zealand taxpayers was nearly $300,000 less than expected. UPDATED: Table - that budget in full.

POLL: NBR readers on whether NZ should become a republic

The Royal couple were hugely popular in Auckland last week

A visit by Prince Charles has sparked the usual debate about whether it's time for New Zealand to sever its ties to the Commonwealth.

Charles rubs everyone up the right way

Prince Charles, PM John Key and officials in central Christchurch today

Prince wows earthquake survivors in Christchurch today.

OPINION – Royal couple shower happy dust

Charles and Camilla greet and meet in Auckland

The time is right for the Queen to abdicate in Charles' favour in the lead up to his next birthday.

Prince Charles admires Kiwi innovation, economic success

Dr Mark Sagar shows Prince Charles his animated baby. (Photo: Caleb Allison)

His Royal Highness has inspected a Sealegs amphibian craft, visited a Shear Brilliance wool exhibition and seen examples of technological innovation at Auckland University.

NZ farmers keen to work with Prince on rebuilding industry

New Zealand woolgrowers have discovered an unlikely ally in the Prince of Wales.

In Britain this week it was revealed Prince Charles had met representatives of the British Wool Marketing Board, farmers and fashion experts to discuss the revival of the fibre.

It was reported that two years ago, the Prince identified the need to boost wool prices after complaints from farmers and tenants of his Duchy of Cornwall estate.