You can find on this page the New Zealand region map to print and to download in PDF. The New Zealand political map presents states, regions, provinces and surrounding areas of New Zealand in Oceania.
The New Zealand regions map shows surrounding areas and provinces of New Zealand. This administrative map of New Zealand will allow you to know regions of New Zealand in Oceania. The New Zealand regions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The region is the top tier of local government in New Zealand. There are 16 regions of New Zealand as its mentioned in New Zealand regions map. Eleven are governed by an elected regional council, while five are governed by territorial authorities (the second tier of local government) which also perform the functions of a regional council and thus are known as unitary authorities. The Chatham Islands Council is similar to a unitary authority, but is authorised under its own enabling legislation.
New Zealand has a number of outlying islands that are not included within regional boundaries as you can see in New Zealand regions map. The Chatham Islands is not in a region, although its council has some of the powers of a regional council under the Resource Management Act. The Kermadecs and the sub-Antarctic islands are inhabited only by a small number of Department of Conservation staff. The Conservation Minister is empowered to act as a regional council for these islands.
The current regions of New Zealand and most of their councils came about in 1989, as a result of an amalgamation procedure carried out under the Local Government Act 1974 (see New Zealand regions map). The regional councils replaced the more than 700 ad-hoc bodies which had been formed in the preceding century – roads boards, catchment boards, drainage boards, pest control boards, harbour boards, domain and reserve boards. The geographic extent of the regions was based largely on drainage basins, the regional boundaries being major drainage divides such as the Southern Alps. This anticipated the responsibilities of the Resource Management Act 1991. Some regional boundaries conform with territorial authority boundaries but there are many exceptions. An example is Taupo District, which is split between four regions, although most of its area falls within the Waikato Region.
The New Zealand political map shows regions and provinces of New Zealand. This administrative map of New Zealand will allow you to show regions, administrative borders and cities of New Zealand in Oceania. The New Zealand political map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy, although its constitution is not codified as its mentioned in New Zealand political map. Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of New Zealand and the head of state. The Parliament of New Zealand holds legislative power and consists of the Sovereign (represented by the Governor-General) and the House of Representatives. It also included an upper house, the Legislative Council, until this was abolished in 1950. The supremacy of the House over the Sovereign was established in England by the Bill of Rights 1689 and has been ratified as law in New Zealand.
New Zealand House of Representatives is democratically elected and a Government is formed from the party or coalition with the majority of seats. If no majority is formed a minority government can be formed if support from other parties during confidence and supply votes is assured. The Governor-General appoints ministers under advice from the Prime Minister, who is by convention the Parliamentary leader of the governing party or coalition (see New Zealand political map). Cabinet, formed by ministers and led by the Prime Minister, is the highest policy-making body in government and responsible for deciding significant government actions. By convention, members of cabinet are bound by collective responsibility to decisions made by cabinet.
New Zealand elections since 1930 have been dominated by two political parties, National and Labour as you can see in New Zealand political map. Since 1996, a form of proportional representation called Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) has been used. Under the MMP system each person has two votes; one is for the seventy electoral seats (including seven reserved for Māori), and the other is for a party. The remaining fifty seats are assigned so that representation in parliament reflects the party vote, although a party has to win one electoral seat or 5 percent of the total party vote before it is eligible for these seats.
The New Zealand states map shows all departments and regions of New Zealand. States map of New Zealand will allow you to know areas and cities of New Zealand in New Zealand. The New Zealand states map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The states of the Colony of New Zealand existed from 1841 until 1876 as a form of sub-national government (see New Zealand states map). They were replaced by counties, which were themselves replaced by districts. When New Zealand became a separate Colony from New South Wales in 1841, the Royal Charter established three states: New Ulster (North Island north of Patea River), New Munster (North Island south of Patea River, plus the South Island), New Leinster (Stewart Island/Rakiura).
New states were formed by the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 (UK). This Act established the first six states of Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury, and Otago as its mentioned in New Zealand states map. Each state elected its own legislature known as a Provincial Council, and elected a Superintendent who was not a member of the council. The councils elected their speaker at their first meeting after elections.
Following the abolition of the New Zealand States, local government was vested in elected borough and county councils. The Counties Bill of 1876 created 63 counties out of the old states as its mentioned in New Zealand states map. The former boundaries of the states served as administrative areas for the education boards set up under the Education Act of 1877 and for the offices of several Government Departments, including the Department of Lands and Survey. In 1989 the Counties were replaced by enlarged District Councils.