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The Governor-General website regularly publishes press releases, speeches, and image galleries, as well as the Governor-General's personal blog

Recent news, events and media statements

Governor-General's State Visit to Malaysia

Media statement
Issue date: 
Mon 4 Dec 2017

The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy will leave New Zealand tomorrow for a four-day State Visit to Malaysia. The visit will mark the 60th year of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Malaysia, following its independence in 1957.

Confirmation of the Speaker ceremony

Media statement
Issue date: 
Mon 6 Nov 2017

The Speaker of the House of Representatives will be elected at the Commission Opening of Parliament on Tuesday 7 November.

Governor-General to visit Israel

Media statement
Issue date: 
Fri 27 Oct 2017

The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne will travel to Israel today, where they will represent New Zealand at official commemorations to mark the centennial of the Battle of Beersheba.

Investitures in Wellington

Media statement
Issue date: 
Fri 25 Aug 2017

Rugby great and community activist Michael Jones; Te Reo champion Professor Timoti Karetu; bungy supremo A.J Hackett; former Tall Blacks coach Keith Mair; writer Emily Perkins; actor Rachel House and entertainer Shane are amongst the people whose achiev

Auckland Investitures August 2017

Media statement
Issue date: 
Fri 11 Aug 2017

Former Prime Minister Sir John Key, Black Grace founder Neil Ieremia, artist Dr Fiona Pardington, TV producer Dame Julie Christie, adventurer and humanitarian Sir Graham Dingle, singer Annie Crummer and top chef Michael Meredith are amongst the people w

Credentials ceremonies to be held at Government House in Wellington

News and updates
Issue date: 
Mon 26 Jun 2017

Envoys for the United States of America, Panama and Myanmar will present their credentials to the Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, at Government House in Wellington on Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June, 2017).

Investitures at Government House Wellington

News and updates
Issue date: 
Fri 19 May 2017

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