The role of the Governor-General
- To be a symbol of national unity and leadership.
- To maintain the legitimacy and continuity of government.
- To provide constitutional, ceremonial, international and community leadership.
Vision for 2016-2021
- New Zealanders value and celebrate creativity, innovation, leadership and diversity.
- All New Zealanders understand the role of the Office of the Governor-General, value the difference that the role makes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s sense of national identity, and feel part of a confident, forward looking and respected nation.
- Build nationhood and a strong, successful and vibrant Aotearoa New Zealand through the ceremonial, constitutional, international and community activities of the Governor-General.
- Honour and respect the Treaty of Waitangi and tikanga Maori.
- Shine the spotlight on the achievements and iconic activities of New Zealanders and so inspire our future.
- Respect the tradition and history of the Office of the Governor-General.
- Celebrate diverse achievements by New Zealanders and communities.
- Encourage wide ranging contributions that enhance Aotearoa New Zealand as a place to live and as a global citizen.
- Connect people and communities.
- Innovate by demonstrating modern and relevant ways of working.
Strategic priorities 2016-2021
- Creativity - celebrating the diverse arts and culture of New Zealand.
- Innovation - turning new and imaginative ideas into reality.
- Leadership - helping people and communities achieve significant goals.
- Diversity - encompassing different people, perspectives and their contribution