The Armorial Bearings of Sir Jerry Mateparae have been finalised.
The Armorial Bearings (or Coat of Arms as they are often referred to) will be carved in wood and will eventually join those of the other Governors and Governors-General that hang in the Taupaepae at Government House. The tradition dates back to Lord Islington, who was the first Governor to reside in the House.
Sir Jerry's Coat of Arms features his favourite bird, the fantail and five stars representing his five children. A cat, based on the family cat "Boots" is also represented.