Whangamomona is the small town in New Zealand which refuses to acknowledge John Key as the country's elected leader and the Queen as Head of State, having declared itself a republic in 1989.
It's located on the Forgotten World Highway, 65 kilometres north east of Stratford.
For some it's a paradise and since becoming a republic, they have always elected their own president. But their latest president recently passed away.
Story was exclusively invited to Whangamomona to see the new president rise to office.
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