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Swearing in of new Ministers of the Crown

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Issue date: 
Fri 2 Nov 2007
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, will swear in new Ministers of the Crown at a ceremony at Government House in Wellington on Monday 5 November 2007 starting at 10am.

Envoys from Cuba, Qatar, Kuwait and Austria present credentials

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Wed 31 Oct 2007
Ambassadors from Cuba, Qatar, Kuwait and Austria present credentials to the Governor- General Anand Satyanand at Government House tomorrow (Thursday 1 November) at 11.00 am.

Governor-General to open swing for children in wheelchairs

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Thu 11 Oct 2007
Wellington children who use wheelchairs can now experience the exhilaration of using a swing thanks to a new piece of playground equipment installed at Island Bays' Shorland Park. The new swing will be officially opened on Sunday 14 October 2007 at 1.30pm by the Governor-General of New Zealand, Hon Anand Satyanand, and five-year-old Joshua Pask from Upper Hutt has been selected to be the first person to use the swing.

Media Advisory - Governor-General visits Timaru and Southland

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Wed 3 Oct 2007
Please be advised that the Governor-General of New Zealand, Hon Anand Satyanand, and Mrs Susan Satyanand, will visit Timaru and Southland from Saturday 6 October to Thursday 11 October.

Media Advisory - Envoys from Eritrea and Israel present credentials

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Tue 2 Oct 2007
Ambassadors from Eritrea and Israel present credentials to the Governor-General The Hon Anand Satyanand at Government House in Wellington tomorrow (Wednesday 3 October) at 11.30 am. Also present will be the Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

Media Advisory - Governor-General visits Rotorua

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Issue date: 
Mon 24 Sep 2007
The Governor-General of New Zealand, Hon Anand Satyanand, and Mrs Susan Satyanand, will visit Rotorua from Wednesday 26 September to Friday 28 September.

Investiture ceremonies - 18, 19 and 20 September 2007

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Thu 13 Sep 2007
In ceremonies on Tuesday 18 September, Wednesday 19 September and Thursday 20 September, the Hon Anand Satyanand, Governor-General of New Zealand, will hold a series of investitures at Government House, Auckland.

Samoan community reception

News and updates
Issue date: 
Mon 3 Sep 2007
The Governor-General, the Hon Anand Satyanand, and Her Excellency Susan Satyanand, will host a reception for the Samoan Community at Government House in Auckland tomorrow (Tuesday 4 September) at 6.30pm.

Envoy from Viet Nam to present his credentials

News and updates
Issue date: 
Mon 3 Sep 2007
The Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam presents credentials to the Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand at Government House, Auckland tomorrow (Tuesday 4 September) at 9.30 am.

Investiture ceremonies - 30 August 2007

News and updates
Issue date: 
Tue 28 Aug 2007
In ceremonies at 10.30am and 2.30pm on Thursday 30 August 2007, the Hon Anand Satyanand, Governor-General of New Zealand, will hold a series of investitures at Government House, Wellington.

Investiture Ceremonies - 28 August 2007

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Issue date: 
Fri 24 Aug 2007
On Tuesday 28 August 2007, at 10.30am and 2.30pm, the Hon Anand Satyanand, Governor-General of New Zealand, will hold a series of investitures at Government House, Wellington.

Governor-General receives Queens' Service Order

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Fri 17 Aug 2007
The Governor-General, the Hon Anand Satyanand, will be presented with the Badge of the Queens' Service Order on Monday 20 August 2007

Investitures - 28 and 30 August 2007

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Thu 16 Aug 2007
Please be advised that four Investiture Ceremonies for recipients of New Year and Queens' Birthday Honours will take place at Government House in Wellington in two weeks 'time

Governor-General to visit the Cook Islands

News and updates
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Thu 16 Aug 2007
The Governor-General of New Zealand, the Hon Anand Satyanand, will make his first official visit to the Cook Islands next week, reinforcing the close ties between the two South Pacific states.

Governor-General to honour Winston Churchill Fellows

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Tue 14 Aug 2007
Fifteen Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) fellows are to be honoured today at a special awards ceremony at Government House.

Bird Atlas launched at Government House

News and updates
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Mon 13 Aug 2007
The Administrator of the Government, the Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, launched the Atlas of Bird Distribution of New Zealand 1999-2004 at Government House, Wellington today.

Governor-General visits Samoa

News and updates
Issue date: 
Tue 31 Jul 2007
The Governor-General of New Zealand, the Hon Anand Satyanand, will make his first State Visit to Samoa next week, reinforcing the strong ties between the two South Pacific nations.

Governor-General honours Wellington Botanic Garden founder

News and updates
Issue date: 
Fri 27 Jul 2007
The Governor-General, the Hon Anand Satyanand, is to continue a long-standing tradition of planting a pine tree in the Wellington Botanic Garden to honour its first manager and director.

Governor-General to visit Tokelau

News and updates
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Wed 25 Jul 2007
The Governor-General of New Zealand, the Honourable Anand Satyanand, will make his first visit to Tokelau next week.

Tokelau community reception

News and updates
Issue date: 
Tue 24 Jul 2007
The Governor-General, the Hon Anand Satyanand, will hold a reception for the Tokelauan community at Government House Wellington prior to his visit to Tokelau next week.

Media Advisory - Governor-General visits Palmerston North

News and updates
Issue date: 
Fri 20 Jul 2007
The Governor-General of New Zealand, His Excellency The Hon Anand Satyanand, and Her Excellency Susan Satyanand, will visit Palmerston North on Tuesday 24 July, visiting the Ethnic Council of Manawatu and the Addis House Jeffrey Wall Wing.

Media Advisory - Investiture of the Victoria Cross for New Zealand

News and updates
Issue date: 
Thu 19 Jul 2007
The Governor-General, the Hon Anand Satyanand, will hold an investiture ceremony for the recipient of the Victoria Cross for New Zealand, Corporal Bill Henry Apiata.

Credentials Ceremony

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Mon 16 Jul 2007
Envoys from Brazil, Malta and Columbia present their credentials

Governor-General visits Belgium for Passchendaele Commemoration

News and updates
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Fri 6 Jul 2007
The Governor-General of New Zealand, the Honourable Anand Satyanand, will honour the thousands of New Zealanders who lost their lives or were injured during the Battle of Passchendaele when he visits Belgium next week.

Media Advisory - Korean Business Reception

News and updates
Issue date: 
Wed 4 Jul 2007
Government House, Auckland on 5 July 2007

SPECIAL HONOURS LIST - 2 July 2007

News and updates
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Mon 2 Jul 2007
The New Zealand Gallantry Awards

The Role of the Governor-General

News and updates
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Mon 3 Apr 2006
Fact sheet on appointment of new Governor-General

Judge Satyanand appointed as the next Governor-General of New Zealand

News and updates
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Mon 3 Apr 2006
Statement from Buckingham Palace, London.

Commonwealth Day Message

News and updates
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Mon 13 Mar 2006
Health and Vitality: A message from Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

Governor-General Says To Korero Maori

News and updates
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Thu 28 Jul 2005
Governor-General Says To Korero Maori

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