After Queen Elizabeth’s death, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said New Zealand will not actively pursue becoming a republic in the short term, though she believes the Pacific nation will eventually become one.
“I’ve never felt a sense of urgency. We face numerous difficulties. This is a large and important debate. I don’t believe it will or should happen quickly “When asked if the change in the British monarchy would spark republicanism in the country, Ardern told reporters on Monday.