Do you still see Queen Elizabeth II as the Queen of New Zealand?
The United Kingdom of Great Britain marked 60 years of Elizabeth's reign at the weekend, taking an extra two days off at the start of the week to ensure a triumphant celebration. Street parties, concerts and flotillas on the River Thames all combined to mark the occasion.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key attended the pageant on Sunday, travelling aboard the Sarpedon with the heads of state from other Commonwealth nations. He will also attend Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, where he will bear a gift of cheese (New Zealand's most valuable possession) for her majesty.
New Zealand's independence from Britain has been taking place for over 100 years, with events such as the granting of Dominion status, the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and the creation of our own Supreme Court all playing key roles.
Does New Zealand still need a monarch? What is the next step in New Zealand's independence?