POLL: NBR readers on whether NZ should become a republic

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.

NBR ONLINE readers are overwhelmingly in favour of retaining a constitutional monarchy in New Zealand. 

Prompted by lasts week's visit by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, readers were asked in a poll: Should New Zealand become a republic?

Sixty-six percent said no, while 34% answered yes.

When the Royal couple arrived in New Zealand last week, some took the opportunity to express disdain at this country's allegiance to the monarchy. 

However, Prince Charles and Camilla were well-received by the majority of those they encountered last week, suggesting most people still hold the Royal family in high esteem.  


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