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Charles Upham Award for Bravery

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Mon 2 Jul 2012
The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, will hold a ceremony at Government House in Wellington tomorrow (Tuesday 3 July) to posthumously confer the Charles Upham Award for Bravery to the late Lance Corporal Leon Smith.

Death of HMNZS Otago crew member

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Sat 23 Jun 2012
Governor-General offers his condolences

Matariki Message 2012

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Thu 21 Jun 2012
With the start of the Māori New Year, Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, has issued his first Matariki message for all New Zealanders.

New envoys to present credentials

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Mon 18 Jun 2012
Five diplomats to present credentials at Government House

Queen's Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours list 2012

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Mon 4 Jun 2012
New Zealanders honoured to mark the Queen's Birthday and Diamond Jubilee

Governor-General to visit Samoa and Tokelau

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Fri 25 May 2012
The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, is to visit Samoa to mark both the 50th anniversary of the Pacific nation’s independence and the Treaty of Friendship between the two nations.

Diamond Jubilee Visitor Centre

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Fri 25 May 2012
Visitor Centre to be established at Government House Wellington

Governor-General to visit Timor-Leste

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Wed 16 May 2012
Sir Jerry Mateparae to attend independence celebrations in Dili

Investitures at Government House Wellington

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Mon 30 Apr 2012
Former All Blacks Coach Sir Graham Henry, World of Wearable Arts founder Dame Suzanne Moncrieff, former Plunket President Carol Becker, New Plymouth Mayor and former Member of Parliament Hon Harry Duynhoven and New Zealand’s first Professor of Emergency Medicine, Professor Michael Ardagh, are among more than 120 people whose diverse achievements will be celebrated at investiture ceremonies at Government House in Wellington this week.

New Zealand Memorial Cross presentation

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Fri 20 Apr 2012
Award to the family of the late Lt Tim O'Donnell DSD

Investitures at Government House Auckland

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Wed 18 Apr 2012
Businesswoman Dame Rosanne Meo, musician Jason Kerrison, philanthropist and businessman Sir Colin Giltrap, and entertainer Pio Terei are among more than 30 people whose diverse achievements will be celebrated at investiture ceremonies at Government House in Auckland this week.

Credentials Ceremony

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Mon 16 Apr 2012
New envoys to present their credentials

Governor-General to visit Dunedin for awards ceremonies

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Thu 29 Mar 2012
The Governor-General of New Zealand, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, will invest Mr Ralph Hotere with New Zealand’s highest honour, a Member of the Order of New Zealand, at a ceremony in Dunedin tomorrow morning (30 March).

Death of the King of Tonga

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Mon 19 Mar 2012
The Governor-General offers his condolences

Diamond Jubilee feature at Open Days

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Wed 14 Mar 2012

Governor-General to visit Western Bay of Plenty Region

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Mon 12 Mar 2012
The Governor-General of New Zealand, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae will begin a four day visit to the Western Bay of Plenty region tomorrow (13 March).

Visit of the Governor-General of Australia

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Fri 24 Feb 2012
The Governor-General of Australia, HE Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, and HE Mr Michael Bryce AM AE, will visit New Zealand next week, attending events in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Governor-General’s Earthquake Anniversary Programme

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Mon 20 Feb 2012
The Governor-General of New Zealand, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae, will spend three days in Christchurch and Canterbury to mark the first anniversary of the devastating 22 February earthquake.

Diamond Jubilee portraits and prayer released

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Fri 17 Feb 2012
Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh pictured wearing their New Zealand honours

Diamond Jubilee website goes live

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Tue 14 Feb 2012

Waitangi Day programme 2012

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Tue 31 Jan 2012
Events in Kaikohe, Kerikeri, Paihia, Waitangi, Porirua and Wellington to be attended

Ballooning tragedy

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Sat 7 Jan 2012
Message from the Governor-General

Lady Janine Mateparae

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Tue 20 Dec 2011
Her Excellency unable to attend State Opening

Governor-General to confirm the Speaker-Elect

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Mon 19 Dec 2011
The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, will host a ceremony to confirm the House of Representatives’ choice of Speaker at Government House tomorrow at 2pm (Tuesday 20 December 2011).

Governor-General welcomes Royal visit

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Thu 15 Dec 2011
The Governor-General has welcomed the announcement of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to New Zealand next year, as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Appointment of the new Government

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Mon 12 Dec 2011
Governor-General to reappoint Prime Minister

London's Calling - Order of British Empire Church Service

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Thu 8 Dec 2011
New Zealand members of the Order of the British Empire invited to London church service

Gallantry Awards

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Mon 5 Dec 2011
Gallantry to be recognised at Government House

New envoys present their credentials

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Wed 2 Nov 2011
Credentials ceremony on 3 November 2011

Governor-General to visit Saudi Arabia and Australia

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Tue 25 Oct 2011
Governor-General undertakes first visit to Saudi Arabia

Sir Jerry Mateparae makes first visit to Christchurch

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Mon 3 Oct 2011
The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae, will tomorrow undertake their first visit to Christchurch and Canterbury since being sworn-in on 31 August this year.

NZSAS death in Afghanistan

News and updates
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Wed 28 Sep 2011
The Governor-General and Lady Janine Mateparae express their condolences

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