New Zealand’s Constitution of 1852 with Amendments through 2014
Article 12. Whenever the Office of Governor-General is vacant, or the holder of the Office is for any reason unable to perform all or any of the functions of the Office, We do hereby authorise, empower, and command the Chief Justice of New Zealand to perform the functions of the Office of Governor-General. If, however, there is for the time being no Chief Justice able to act as Governor-General, then the next most senior Judge of the New Zealand judiciary who is able so to act is so authorised, empowered, and commanded. The Chief Justice or the next most senior Judge, while performing all or any of the functions of the Office of Governor-General, is to be known as the Administrator of the Government; and in these Our Letters Patent every reference to Our Governor-General includes, unless inconsistent with the context, a reference to Our Administrator of the Government.
Judicial Council, Parallel Institution, Method of Appointment
Article 26C. 1. The Governor-General may from time to time, by warrant, appoint fit and proper persons to be Associate Judges of the High Court. • Ordinary court selection 2. The maximum number of Associate Judges is 9. […]
Attorney General’s Office
Article 9. A. The Solicitor-General may perform a function or duty imposed, or exercise a power conferred, on the Attorney-General. […]