“I, [name], solemnly promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lady the Queen, Her heirs and successors, and that I will faithfully serve in the New Zealand Naval Forces/the New Zealand Army/the Royal New Zealand Air Force [Delete the Services that are not appropriate], and that I will loyally observe and obey all orders of Her Majesty, Her heirs and successors, and of the officers set over me, until I shall be lawfully discharged. So help me God.” The oath of allegiance of New Zealand military man and women.
“Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.” Henry Kissinger
“The Crown is a corporation sole that, in the Commonwealth realms and any of its provincial or state sub-divisions, represents the legal embodiment of executive, legislative, or judicial governance.” Wikipedia
A corporation sole is a legal entity consisting of a single (“sole”) incorporated office, occupied by a single (“sole”) man or woman. A corporation sole is one of two types of corporation, the other being a corporation aggregate. This allows corporations (often religious corporations or Commonwealth governments) to pass vertically in time from one office holder to the next successor-in-office, giving the positions legal continuity with subsequent office holders having identical powers to their predecessors. Wikipedia
Here is my take on the whole spying issue:
To the Royal family and their financial elite, journalists are dangerous and subversive and since the NZ military swears an oath of allegiance to The Crown and not to you, the NZ people, they feel fully justified to spy on journalists and you and everybody who threatens the status quo. I think we live in a feudal system which while is may mostly feel benign but will not hesitate to slam down on anybody willing to challenge that system. Good thing they’ve got everybody believe the Royals are good for tourism but not for much else!