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A private audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

With the help of digital technology, a very special moment occoured for our Governor-General Designate, Dame Cindy Kiro, when she had a private audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, New Zealand’s Head of State.

This follows the long-standing tradition of such meetings before the swearing-in of a new Governor-General, and this virtual meeting enabled a significant moment in our constitutional processes to be recognised.

During the call, Dame Cindy recieved the insignia of Dame Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit and the Queen's Service Order - honours traditionally conferred to the Governor-General.

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Dame Cindy Kiro introduces Dr Richard Davies to Queen Elizabeth II

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