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Last investiture ceremony at Government House Wellington

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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

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Mon 1 Sep 2008
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, is to make a State Visit to India later this month.

Investitures - Government House Wellington

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Mon 1 Sep 2008
The achievements of New Zealanders across a wide spectrum of fields will be celebrated at Investiture Ceremonies at Government House Wellington this week.

Foundation for Youth Development Celebrates Young Graduates' Achievements

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Tue 26 Aug 2008
The Foundation for Youth Development will celebrate the achievements of nine special graduates from its flagship programme, Project K at the Project K Student Excellence Awards at Government House Auckland on September 18.

Governor-General to visit China and Mongolia

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Wed 6 Aug 2008
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, is to travel to Asia to represent New Zealand at the Beijing Olympics and to make the first State Visit to Mongolia.

Envoys from Panama, Brunei Darussalam, Nigeria and the Netherlands present credentials

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Wed 6 Aug 2008
The Ambassador of The Netherlands, High Commissioners for Brunei Darussalam and Nigeria and the Ambassador of Panama present credentials to Governor-General Hon Anand Satyanand at Government House on Wednesday (6 August) at 11.20am.

Governor-General to attend King of Tongas' Coronation

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Tue 29 Jul 2008
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, is to attend the Coronation of the King of Tonga this week.

Governor-General to Present International Languages Award

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Mon 7 Jul 2008
A Hawkes Bay educator who speaks nine languages is to receive an international award from Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, at the New Zealand Association of Language Teachers '(NZALT) International Biennial Conference in Wellington.

Media Advisory: Governor-General visits the Waikato region

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Mon 9 Jun 2008
The Governor-General of New Zealand, the Honourable Anand Satyanand, and Mrs Susan Satyanand, will travel to the Waikato region tomorrow (10 June 2008) for the start of a four day regional visit.

Lady Hillary to receive award at Government House Auckland

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Wed 21 May 2008
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, will host the posthumous presentation of one of Indias' highest awards, the Padma Vibhushan, to Sir Edmund Hillary, on Thursday 22 May 2008, at Government House Auckland.

International Disability Award Ceremony

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Wed 14 May 2008
On Thursday 15 May 2008, the Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, will present the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Award to the Minister for Disability Issues, Hon Ruth Dyson, at a ceremony at Government House Wellington. The award is in the form of a mounted bronze bust of President Roosevelt.

Governor-General receives international disability award

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Wed 7 May 2008
United Nations, New York

Special Honours List 3 May 2008

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Sat 3 May 2008
Announcement of List

Governor-General to visit Canada and the United Nations

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Mon 28 Apr 2008
The Hon Anand Satyanand is to make the first State Visit by a New Zealand Governor-General to Canada in May followed by a visit to the United Nations where he will accept the prestigious Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Award.

Media Advisory: ANZAC Day

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Thu 24 Apr 2008
The Governor-General of New Zealand, Hon Anand Satyanand, and Mrs Susan Satyanand, will begin ANZAC Day by attending the Dawn Service at the Cenotaph at the Auckland War Memorial Museum from 5.45am.

Media Advisory: Governor-General visits Napier

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Thu 24 Apr 2008
The Governor-General of New Zealand, Hon Anand Satyanand, and Mrs Susan Satyanand, will visit Napier today (24 April 2008).

Envoy from Czech Republic to present credentials

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Wed 23 Apr 2008
The Ambassador of the Czech Republic presents credentials to the Governor-General Hon Anand Satyanand at Government House, Wellington today (Wednesday 23 April) at 2.30pm.

Media Advisory: Investiture ceremonies - 15, 16 and 17 April 2008

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Fri 11 Apr 2008
In ceremonies on Tuesday 15 April, Wednesday 16 April and Thursday 17 April, Hon Anand Satyanand, Governor-General of New Zealand, will hold a series of investiture ceremonies at Government House, Auckland.

Investiture ceremonies - 1, 2 and 4 April 2008

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Thu 27 Mar 2008
In ceremonies on Tuesday 1 April, Wednesday 2 April and Friday 4 April, Hon Anand Satyanand, Governor-General of New Zealand, will hold a series of investiture ceremonies at Government House, Wellington.

Governor-General fractures ankle

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Fri 14 Mar 2008
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, has been forced to reduce his community engagements after fracturing a bone in his right ankle.

Governor-General visits Dunedin

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Thu 28 Feb 2008
The Governor-General of New Zealand, the Honourable Anand Satyanand, and Mrs Susan Satyanand, will visit Dunedin tomorrow (29 February).

Childrens' Day celebrated at Government House

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Wed 27 Feb 2008
Hundreds of Wellington children will be treated to a day of entertainment and fun when the grounds of Government House are opened to the Capitals' youngsters to celebrate Childrens' Day 2008.

Governor-General visits Nelson College for Girls

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Thu 21 Feb 2008
The Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, and Mrs Susan Satyanand, will visit Nelson College for Girls on Friday 22 February 2008, starting at 2pm.

Governor-General visits Australia

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Fri 15 Feb 2008
The Governor-General of New Zealand, the Honourable Anand Satyanand, is to make a State Visit to Australia next week. It is the first State Visit by a New Zealand Governor-General to Australia since Dame Catherine Tizard visited in the early 1990s.

Royal Humane Society of New Zealand Awards

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Tue 12 Feb 2008
Two New Zealanders who came to the aid of two climbers who had fallen 250m in the Mt Aspiring National Park are to receive Royal Humane Society of New Zealand Silver Awards from the Societys' Patron, the Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, today (12 February).

Envoys from Italy, Spain, Denmark and Cyprus present credentials

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Mon 11 Feb 2008
The Ambassadors of Italy, Spain, Denmark and the High Commissioner of Cyprus present credentials to Governor-General Hon Anand Satyanand at Government House Wellington tomorrow (Tuesday 12 February) at 11am.

Media Advisory - Waitangi Day 2008

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Thu 31 Jan 2008
Please be advised of the following movements by Their Excellencies The Governor-General Hon Anand Satyanand and Mrs Susan Satyanand relating to commemorative events for Waitangi Day 2008.

Statement on the death of Sir Edmund Hillary

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Fri 11 Jan 2008
The death of Sir Edmund Hillary today is a great loss to his family and to all New Zealanders, says the Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand.

The countdown to Childrens' Day 2008 begins

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Mon 10 Dec 2007
The countdown to Childrens' Day began today when children from Sacred Heart School were treated to a story and introduced to the new Childrens' Day characters. The characters were unveiled at the Wellington City Library by Childrens' Day patron Her Excellency Susan Satyanand, who read Merito Tawhara and Nikki Slade Robinsons' book, The Priri Tree, to the children from the Thorndon-based primary school.

Envoys from Hungary, Estonia, Afghanistan and the Ukraine present credentials

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Tue 4 Dec 2007
Ambassadors from Hungary, Estonia, Afghanistan and Ukraine present credentials to Governor-General Anand Satyanand at Government House tomorrow (Wednesday 5 December) at 11am.

Media Release - Governor-General visits the Far North

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Tue 4 Dec 2007
The Governor-General of New Zealand, Hon Anand Satyanand, and Mrs Susan Satyanand, are to visit Northland this week.

Media Advisory: State Welcome for the Head of State of Samoa

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Thu 29 Nov 2007
The O le Ao o le Malo Tutoatasi o Samoa (Head of State of Samoa), His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, will be formally welcomed to New Zealand by the Governor-General, Hon Anand Satyanand, at a State Welcome at Government House in Wellington on 3 December 2007 at 11.30am.

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