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The Laws of England, Compiled and translated into the Māori language.

§ 14

[i roto i te reo Māori]

§ 14.

The Governor is also the head of all Magistrates in New Zealand. His duty is to keep the Law from being broken by others, and to protect the people: but he must execute the duties of his office in accordance with the laws laid down. The law is above him: he must take care that the Law is not trampled on by others; and he must take care also that he do not govern contrary to the Law. From the Queen downwards, all are subject to the Law.