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Waitangi Day 2021 ballot - Entry Information

Government House is holding a ballot for 30 people, each with a guest, to attend the Waitangi Day reception at Government House in Wellington from 4.30pm-6.30pm on Saturday 6 February, 2021.

To enter, please email the following details to waitangi.reception@govthouse.govt.nz :

  • your name including your title (e.g Mr, Mrs, Ms, Dr, Rev)
  • your postal address including postcode
  • your phone number
  • the name of the guest you would like to bring

The draw for the ballot closes at midday on Thursday 17 December, 2020 and successful invitation recipients will be notified by email on 21 December, 2020.

There is no requirement to bring a guest - solo applicants are welcome.

Ballot entrants need to be 18 years of age or over at the time of entry and guests can be of any age.  

Terms and Conditions

Please note the following:

The invitation includes entrance to the reception and light refreshments. All transportation, accommodation, parking arrangements and costs are at the entrant’s expense.

Entrants may enter the ballot only once. Multiple entries will be discarded.

Government House reserves the right to remove any person from the ballot. This includes incomplete entries. 

Government House reserves the right to cancel the Waitangi Day reception in the event of adverse weather or a change in Covid-19 alert levels. Government House takes no responsibility for costs incurred by invitation recipients in the event of any cancellation.

Invitations are not transferrable. Only the person who originally entered the ballot can be awarded the invitation

Guests at the reception will be required to bring ID to enter Government House grounds.

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