A recent example of such was a decision made with out the peoples vote was made by John Key and his Government with the filming of The Hobbit. He had to negotiate on our behalf and decided that giving the Hollywood company large tax discounts and changing employment law was sufficient for the large benefits the country would receive.
On the TV news, an impromptu call in survey was held, asking people to vote by txt whether this decision was best for them. The vote was in favour of the decision. It worked out ok because the NZ public agreed with John Jey. But really that vote should have been held before John Key negotiated. That way the New Zealand government would know absolutely for sure it is acting as the people want it.