IMO its perfectly acceptable for government to be above the law.
OK, now I'm worried. On the off-chance that you are serious and not just trying to wind us up, that's a truly alarming statement to make.
You seem to have a view that we are a democracy therefore whoever is in government should be able to do whatever they deem necessary, and they will always be benevolent so it's in our own interests, so we should just shut up and accept it.
The weight of history is against you on this one. Generally for sustained prosperity and wellbeing, you need property rights, the rule of law, and accountable government. Otherwise, no matter how well intentioned things may start out, the executive eventually descends into cronyism and corruption, with the coercive powers of the state being used against those the government is trying to serve. As well as being socially repressive, the weight of evidence is that once such a country has climbed to a certain point of prosperity, this type of environment also delivers sub-par economic growth as well.
As I have asked before, why are you living here?
Your posts here and elsewhere essentially state that the best environment for you and your family would be delivered by a totalitarian government that is above the law, has no regard for privacy as that only matters for those who "have something to hide", and aggressively censors the internet "to protect the children".
There are plenty of countries other than NZ that offer the socially progressive policies that you advocate. Iran, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Belarus and Zimbabwe spring to mind. Egypt, the Sudan, Pakistan, and the Congo also seem to offer most of what you hanker for.
Instead of railing against NZers who are quite keen to preserve a liberal democracy, privacy and their way of life, why not just move to one of these "enlightened" countries that offers the social policies you want so badly?