The Monarchy in New Zealand is the most cost-effective political system possible.
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WHAT DOES THE MONARCHY COST NEW ZEALANDERS?
Like most monarchs, the Queen receives
no salary for serving as New Zealand's head of state. She is a volunteer.
It is impossible to determine how much time she spends working as Queen
of New Zealand. Her visits here are only a small part of that time. From
Buckingham Palace she monitors New Zealand and its politics, and is always
available to offer advice or support. She does this, not for personal
glory or accolades, but out of a great personal respect and admiration
for New Zealand.
It would be hard to imagine any other system being
able to operate as economically and effectively as New Zealand's constitutional