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The Governor-Generals' Blog archive

Blog posts in category 'Feature'.

  • 2018 Anzac Day National Commemorative Service at Pukeahu

    We were blessed with clear skies and warm breezes for the National Commemorative Service at Pukeahu this morning, where thousands of people gathered to pay their respects to all those New Zealanders who have served their country in times of war, and to

  • Message from the Governor-General on the birth of the Royal baby

    David and I are delighted to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the happy occasion of the birth of their third child.

  • AMINZ Conference

    ICCA, a worldwide NGO dedicated to promoting and developing arbitration and international dispute resolution held its biannual conference in Sydney this week.

  • A bit of a catch-up!

    It's been a busy couple of months for Dame Patsy and Sir David. Here are some image galleries you may not have seen

    Obama visit

  • Commonwealth Games - Gold Coast 2018

    Dame Patsy and Sir David were delighted to be able to support the New Zealand team during their first few days of competition at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

  • Quinn's Post Trench Experience Opening

    Dame Patsy and Sir David were on hand for the opening of the new Quinn's Post Trench Expereince at the Great War Exhibition in Wellington.

  • New Zealand Search and Rescue Awards

    Last night Dame Patsy presented the New Zealand Search and Rescue Awards in Wellington. Every year, thousands of New Zealanders, mostly volunteers, take part in search and rescue operations on land and on our seas and waterways.

  • Wahine Day

    Yesterday was Wahine Day, and 50 years since the Wahine foundered on Barrett's Reef during one of the worst storms to ever hit the Wellington region.

  • Navy Fleet Divisions

    Personnel from 9 of the 10 Royal New Zealand Navy ships were on parade in Auckland this morning for the annual Fleet Divisions. Dame Patsy was on hand, as Commander-in-Chief, to address the assembled parade.

  • Commonwealth Secretary-General and Australian High Commission

    Today Dame Patsy received a vist from Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Scotland.

  • Call from HE Mr Ewen McDonald, High Commissioner for Australia

    This afternoon Dame Patsy received a call from the Australian High Commissioner, HE Mr Ewen McDonald.

  • Willows Cricket Club

    There was some very exciting cricket in the weekend, including the New Zealand/UK match.

  • State welcome for the President of the Republic of Indonesia

    Dame Patsy and Sir David officially welcomed the President of the Republic of Indonesia HE Joko Widodo and Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo at Government House in Wellington.

  • Race Relations Day 2018

    We commemorated Race Relations Day a few days early at Government House Auckland today. Our MC was 2017 Young New Zealander of the Year, Rez Gardi, and our theme was in support of the Human Right's Commission campaign: "Give Nothing to Racism".

  • 40th anniversary dinner for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand

    This evening, Dame Patsy and Sir David are hosting Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand at a dinner at Government House to  celebrate LBC's 40th year of operation.

  • Florence Nightingale Medal ceremony

    Last night Dame Patsy, as patron of the New Zealand Red Cross, presented Florence Nightingale Medals to three New Zealand nurses.

  • Commonwealth Day 2018

    This evening Dame Patsy and Sir David attended a Commonwealth Day 2018 National Observance service at the Cathedral of St Paul in Wellington.

  • Auckland Council International Women's Day celebration

    Dame Patsy joined a panel discussion on leadership at the Auckland Town Hall for Auckland Council's International Women's Day celebration.

  • Turning of the Tides - International Women's Day

    This evening, Dame Patsy and Sir David attended an International Women's Day cocktail event at The Sugar Club in Auckland, supporting the Otara Blue Light programme Turning the Tide.

  • 2018 Zonta/UN Women NZ breakfast at Parliament

    What a great way to start International Women's Day, by joining hundreds of guests at Zonta/UN Women NZ's breakfast at Parliament.

  • Suffrage 125 launch

    Suffrage 125 was launched at Government House today in front of a crowd of women leaders, influencers and and public figures from all generations.

  • City gallery re-opening

    Dame Patsy and Sir David attended the re-opening of Wellington's City Gallery on Friday 2 March.

  • Launch of #myidentity campaign

    Last night Dame Patsy and Sir David attended the launch of the Superdiversity Centre's #myidentity campaign in Auckland.

  • Day three in Northland

    On the final day of the Northland visit, Dame Patsy and Sir David met students and staff at the recently established QRC Tai Tokerau College in Paihia.

  • Northland Visit - Day two

    Conservation and heritage were the focuses of the second day of the regional visit to Northland. Dame Patsy and Sir David went by ferry to Urupukapuka Island, a picturesque jewel in the Bay of Islands.

  • Regional Tour to the Far North - Day One

    Kaitaia was the focus of the first day of the visit of Dame Patsy and Sir David to Northland, and they were very impressed with the warmth of the welcome they received at all six engagements.  

  • Kupe - Waka Odyssey

    This evening Dame Patsy and Sir David joined thousands of people on the waterfront to see the  spectacular launch to the 2018 New Zealand Festival: Kupe - a Waka Odyssey, which featured waka, approximately 1000 children performing kapa ha

  • Christchurch Earthquake

    On this 7th anniversary of the devastating Christchurch earthquake, our thoughts are with the people of Christchurch, particularly those who have experienced personal loss.

  • Scouts NZ Founders Day and 110th anniversary

    Scouts NZ marked Founders Day and 110 years of scouting in this country with a special celebration at Government House this evening.

  • D5 Forum

    Today was an opportunity to support Dame Patsy's strategic focuses of creativity, innovation, leadership and diversity with a forum at Government House.

  • Launch of the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation

    Last night, Dame Patsy and Sir David attended the launch of the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation at the Supreme Court.

  • Visit of HE Mr Orhan Tavli, Governor of Canakkale

    On 13 February Dame Patsy received a call from HE Mr Orhan Tavli, Governor of Canakkale, Mr Ismail Kasdemir, President of the Gallipoli Historical Park Directorate, and HE Mr Ahmet Ergin, the Turkish Ambassador.

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