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The Governor-General's role in a General Election

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Tue 12 Sep 2017
Role of the Governor-General in a General Election

At least once every three years, the Prime Minister announces the date for an election. Governors-General play a significant constitutional role in the election process.

Press Gallery Dinner

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Sat 9 Nov 2013
Speech to a dinner in honour of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, Government House

The Architecture of Elections in New Zealand

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Tue 22 Mar 2011
Public lecture at Te Piringa Faculty of Law, the University of Waikato, Hamilton

The Governor-General's role

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Thu 19 Aug 2010
Speech to the 2010 Public Law Class, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

We the People(s) Conference

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Thu 11 Feb 2010
Speech to the Victoria University of Wellington Centre for Public Law Conference, We the Peoples(s): Public Engagement and Participation in Government, Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

The Governor-General's role as Commander-in-Chief

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Wed 10 Dec 2008
Speech by the Hon Anand Satyanand to the Command and Staff Course, Trentham Military Camp, Upper Hutt

Justices of the Peace Auckland Association Annual Dinner

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Wed 19 Nov 2008
Speech by the Hon Anand Satyanand to the Justices of the Peace (Auckland) Association Annual Dinner, Auckland

New Zealand Law Students' Association Conference

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Sat 6 Sep 2008
Speech by the Hon Anand Satyanand to the New Zealand Law Students' Association Conference, Auckland

Court of Appeal 50th Anniversary

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Fri 15 Feb 2008
Speech by the Hon Anand Satyanand on the History and Role of the Court of Appeal to a dinner at Government House Wellington

The Governor-General's role as Commander-in-Chief

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Mon 10 Dec 2007
The Governor-General's role as Commander-in-Chief, NZ Defence College Command and Staff Course Visit to Government House Wellington

Modern aspects of the role of the Governor-General of New Zealand

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Tue 27 Jun 2006
The Hon Dame Silvia Cartwright addresses NZ Institute of International Affairs, 16th Annual Dinner, Wellington

Our Constitutional Journey

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Tue 9 May 2006
Speech by the Hon Dame Silvia Cartwright to the Legal Research Foundation, Auckland

New Zealand Centre for Public Law

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Tue 2 Oct 2001
Speech by the Hon Dame Silvia Cartwright on the Role of the Governor-General to the New Zealand Centre for Public Law Victoria University, Wellington

Institute of Policy Studies Seminar

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Thu 3 Dec 1998
Speech by the Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys to an Institute of Policy Studies Seminar, Wellington, Governing under MMP: the Constitutional and Policy Challenges

Public Law Class at College House

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Wed 10 Sep 1997
Speech by the Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys to the Public Law Class at College House, Christchurch

Harkness Henry Lecture

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Thu 31 Jul 1997
Speech by the Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys to the 1997 Harkness Henry Lecture: Continuity and Change

Institute of International Affairs

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Fri 24 May 1996
Speech by the Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys to the Institute of International Affairs in Wellington on Role of the Governor-General under MMP

Crown and Anchor

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Sat 26 Jun 1993
Speech by the Hon Dame Catherine Tizard, The Crown and Anchor: the Present Role of the Governor-General in New Zealand

Some Reflections upon the Office of Governor-General in New Zealand

Constitutional
Issue date: 
Mon 25 Jul 1977
An edited transcript of Sir Denis Blundell's unscripted remarks entitled: Some Reflections upon the Office of Governor-General in New Zealand.

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