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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

​Investitures at Government House Wellington

Media statement
Issue date: 
Fri 11 May 2018

Author Joy Cowley, politicians Dame Annette King and Peter Dunne, former Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler, “Bugman” Ruud Kleinpaste, fashion designer Margarita Robinson, peanut butter supremo Pic Picot, broadcasters Lloyd Scott and Phillip Sherry an

Media Advisory: Governor-General visit to Gallipoli for Anzac Day

News and updates
Issue date: 
Fri 20 Apr 2018

The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, will represent the people of New Zealand at the 2018 Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli.

Governor-General at the Commonwealth Games

Media statement
Issue date: 
Mon 2 Apr 2018

The Governor-General, the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne will travel to the Gold Coast tomorrow as New Zealand’s official representatives at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Governor-General’s Waitangi programme (3-8 February)

News and updates
Issue date: 
Thu 1 Feb 2018

 

A welcome at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and a citizenship ceremony in Auckland will be key events in Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy’s extended programme commemorating Waitangi Day.

 

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.

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