Back to top anchor

News archive

Governor-General to receive “accolade of knighthood” from the Queen

News and updates
Issue date: 
Tue 28 Apr 2009
New Zealand's Governor-General, Hon Sir Anand Satyanand, is to receive 'accolade of knighthood' from the Queen.

Governor-General to attend ANZAC Day in Turkey

News and updates
Issue date: 
Mon 20 Apr 2009
The Governor-General is to represent New Zealand at the ANZAC Day commemorations in Turkey

Dame Heather Begg

News and updates
Issue date: 
Fri 17 Apr 2009
Heather Begg has been redesignated as a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Educational Resources now available

News and updates
Issue date: 
Mon 6 Apr 2009
The newly launched website of New Zealand's Governor-General includes educational resources for use by primary and secondary school teachers.

Investitures at Government House Auckland

News and updates
Issue date: 
Mon 30 Mar 2009
The Governor-General, Hon Sir Anand Satyanand, will host four investiture ceremonies at Government House in Auckland this week.

Governor-General's salary

News and updates
Issue date: 
Thu 26 Mar 2009
Governor-General to return salary increase to the Crown accounts

Investiture ceremonies in Wellington

News and updates
Issue date: 
Mon 23 Mar 2009
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, will host three investiture ceremonies at the Wellington Town Hall this week.

Investiture ceremony to be held in Christchurch

News and updates
Issue date: 
Tue 17 Mar 2009
The Governor-General to hold investiture ceremony in Christchurch on 19 March.

Governor-General accepts credentials from new foreign envoys

News and updates
Issue date: 
Wed 4 Mar 2009
Envoys from Sierra Leone, Myanmar, Guatemala and Croatia present credentials

Governor-General to visit the West Coast

News and updates
Issue date: 
Wed 4 Mar 2009
The Governor-General of New Zealand, Hon Anand Satyanand, will travel to the West Coast of the South Island next week for the start of a five day regional visit.

Don McKinnon to be invested as a Member of the Order of New Zealand

News and updates
Issue date: 
Thu 26 Feb 2009
The Rt Hon Don McKinnon will be invested as a Member of the Order of New Zealand at a special investiture ceremony tomorrow.

Envoys from Cyprus, European Commission and Colombia present credentials

News and updates
Issue date: 
Tue 17 Feb 2009
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, will host the first credentials ceremony at Government House Vogel today.

Australian bush fires

News and updates
Issue date: 
Wed 11 Feb 2009
A statement from the Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, regarding the bush fires in the Australian state of Victoria.

Governor-General's salary

News and updates
Issue date: 
Wed 11 Feb 2009
A statement from Government House regarding the Governor-General's salary.

Waitangi Day Address 2009

News and updates
Issue date: 
Mon 9 Feb 2009
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, has urged New Zealanders to celebrate their nation’s achievements in his annual Waitangi Day address.  Delivered at a reception at Government House Auckland today, the Governor-General highlighted New Zealand’s achievements and its achievers.

Investiture - Johnny Devlin

News and updates
Issue date: 
Mon 9 Feb 2009
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, will host a special investiture tomorrow afternoon (10 February 2009 in Wellington for New Zealand singer Johnny Devlin.

Governor-General's Waitangi Day programme

News and updates
Issue date: 
Tue 3 Feb 2009
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, will attend functions in Northland, South Auckland and Auckland to mark Waitangi Day 2009.

New Year's Message

News and updates
Issue date: 
Thu 1 Jan 2009
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, is urging New Zealanders to add the support of voluntary organisations to their list of New Year’s resolutions.

Governor-General visits Chatham Islands

News and updates
Issue date: 
Wed 17 Dec 2008
The Governor-General of New Zealand, Hon Anand Satyanand, and Mrs Susan Satyanand, will visit the most eastern part of New Zealand when they travel to the Chatham Islands today (17 December 2008).

Government House Conservation Project Contractor named

News and updates
Issue date: 
Tue 16 Dec 2008
Wellington-based construction company L.T. McGuinness Ltd has been named as the main contractor to conserve and renovate Government House in Wellington following a rigorous commercial tender process.

Envoys from Sweden, Sri Lanka, Lithuania, Jordon and Mauritius present credentials

News and updates
Issue date: 
Thu 11 Dec 2008
The Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Sweden, Republic of Lithuania and Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon, and High Commissioners for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Republic of Mauritius will present credentials to Governor-General Anand Satyanand at Government House in Auckland today (11 December ) at 4pm.

Governor-General visits Christchurch and Dunedin

News and updates
Issue date: 
Wed 12 Nov 2008
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, and Mrs Susan Satyanand, will visit Christchurch and Dunedin from tomorrow (13 November 2008) to attend a range of community events and to meet with the Princess Royal.

Envoys from Russia, Uruguay, Seychelles and Egypt present credentials.

News and updates
Issue date: 
Tue 11 Nov 2008
The Ambassadors of the Russian Federation, the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, and the Arab Republic of Egypt, and High Commissioner for Seychelles will present credentials to Governor-General Anand Satyanand at Government House in Auckland tomorrow (12 November) at 11.15am.

Governor-General visits Gisborne region

News and updates
Issue date: 
Wed 15 Oct 2008
The Governor-General of New Zealand, Hon Anand Satyanand, and Mrs Susan Satyanand, will travel to Gisborne this week for the start of a six day regional visit.

Governor-General gives go-ahead for General Election

News and updates
Issue date: 
Wed 8 Oct 2008
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, has given the green light for this years' general election to be held on Saturday 8 November, clearing the way for candidate nominations to open tomorrow 9 October 2008.

Governor-General to issue writ for General Election

News and updates
Issue date: 
Mon 6 Oct 2008
On Wednesday 8 October the Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, will issue the writ to the Chief Electoral Officer to conduct the 2008 General Election.

Police officers honoured

News and updates
Issue date: 
Tue 30 Sep 2008
The Governor-General of New Zealand, Hon Anand Satyanand, today announced that Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to award The New Zealand Bravery Star (NZBS) to two New Zealand Police officers who apprehended convicted murderer Graeme Burton in January 2007.

Media Release: Outstanding bravery recognised

News and updates
Issue date: 
Thu 25 Sep 2008
An Auckland man who came to the aid of a neighbour who was being stabbed is to receive one of New Zealands' highest awards for bravery at an investiture ceremony at Government House Auckland tomorrow (26 September 2008).

Investitures - Government House Auckland

News and updates
Issue date: 
Mon 22 Sep 2008
The achievements of New Zealanders across a wide spectrum of fields will be celebrated at Investiture Ceremonies at Government House Auckland this week.

Governor-General completes successful visit to New Delhi

News and updates
Issue date: 
Fri 12 Sep 2008
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, and Mrs Susan Satyanand, have completed the first leg of their week long State Visit to India with a successful and warm visit to New Delhi.

Last investiture ceremony at Government House Wellington

News and updates
Issue date: 
Thu 4 Sep 2008
The last investiture ceremony before Government House Wellington closes for a three-year conservation project will be held at the 98-year-old heritage building tomorrow morning (5 September 2008).

Governor-General to make State Visit to India

News and updates
Issue date: 
Mon 1 Sep 2008
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, is to make a State Visit to India later this month.

Help us improve the Governor-General website

Your feedback is very important in helping us improve the Governor-General website.

5 + 11 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.