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Blog posts in category 'Feature'.

  • Investiture Ceremony 14 September 2021 am

    This morning the Administrator of the Government, Dame Susan Glazebrook presented insignia to a further ten recipients of some of the last New Zealand Royal Honours to be approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

  • Investiture Ceremony 13 September 2022pm

    This afternoon at Government House, Dame Susan Glazebrook, the Administrator of the Government invested ten Honour recipients with their insignia. They hailed from Auckland in the North to Bluff in the deep South and all have made wonderful co

  • Wellington Investitures 13th September 2022 AM

    In a very fitting start to Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, three wāhine toa were among the 11 recipients welcomed to Government House for their investitures this morning.

  • Proclamation of Accession ceremony for HM King Charles III

    “And so, on this momentous day, let us gathered here do as our forebears did those seventy years ago: let us join together in reflection and gratitude, and let us look forward to the reign of our new Sovereign, and this new chapter in our nation’s histo

  • Adecco Paralympics New Zealand Gala Dinner

    Dame Cindy and Dr Davies attended the Adecco Paralympics New Zealand Gala Dinner 2022, held in Auckland.

  • Auckland Investiture 1 September 2022 AM

    For Auckland’s final Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee 2022 Honours investitures, eight recipients were welcomes to Government House to receive their insignia.

  • Auckland Investiture 31 August 2022 PM

    Investiture ceremonies continued this afternoon at Government House Auckland, with seven further recipients acknowledged for their outstanding service and contributions across New Zealand communities.

  • Auckland Investiture 31 August 2022 AM

    Eight recipients received their insignia at Government House Auckland this morning, including Margareth Broodkoorn, from Haruru.

  • Auckland Investiture 30 August 2022 PM

    Eight further recipients received their insignia this afternoon, including Dr Hilary Blacklock, who received an ONZM for services to haematology.

  • Auckland Investiture 30 August 2022 AM

    At this morning’s investiture ceremony, one of New Zealand’s greatest-ever rugby league players received a CNZM for services to the sport. Over 18 years, Benji Marshall played 346 NRL games – the most of any New Zealand player.

  • Investiture Ceremonies 26 August 2022

    Today at Government House Auckland, Dame Cindy presented insignia to fourteen Honours recipients, including Sir Collin Tukuitonga, KNZM, who was recognised for his distinguished career in public health and the public service, and Dr Miriam Saphira, long

  • Investiture Ceremonies 25 August 2022

    Today at Government House Auckland, Dame Cindy conferred insignia on fourteen Honour recipients who were recognised for their service, achievements and contributions to their communities. They included internationally renowned New Zealand arti

  • Confirmation of the new Speaker of the House of Representatives

    On Wednesday afternoon, Dame Cindy held a very special ceremony at Government House Wellington confirming Rt Hon Adrian Rurawhe as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

  • Visit to Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae

  • Whānau Āwhina Plunket event in honour of outgoing CE Amanda Malu

    As Patron of Whānau Āwhina Plunket, Dame Cindy joined members of their organisation to farewell outgoing Chief Executive, Amanda Malu, who held the role for six years.

  • New Zealand Riding for the Disabled

    This morning at Government House Auckland, Dame Cindy and Dr Davies hosted a morning tea in celebration of New Zealand Riding for the Disabled’s 60th anniversary.

  • Credentials Ceremonies 10 August 2022

    Today the rain held off long enought for Government House to offer our full outdoor credential ceremonies, including powhiri and an inspection of a Guard of Honour.

  • Opening of Youth Parliament 2022

    This morning at the Beehive, Dame Cindy officially opened Youth Parliament 2022.

  • Christchurch Investiture 7 July 2022 PM

    Thursday afternoon saw the final investiture ceremony held in Christchurch, with Dame Cindy presenting insignia to seven further Honours recipients.

  • Christchurch Investiture 7 July 2022 AM

    Christchurch investiture ceremonies continued this morning at the Town Hall, with seven further recipients honoured for their outstanding work across New Zealand.

  • Christchurch Investiture 6 July 2022 PM

    Dame Cindy presented insignia to six Honours recipients this afternoon at the Christchurch Town Hall.

  • New Zealand Bravery Awards

    This afternoon at the Christchurch Town Hall, Dame Cindy hosted the New Zealand Bravery Awards, acknowledging those who exhibited such extraordinary courage at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre on 15th March 2019.

  • Credentials ceremonies 30 June 2022

    Dame Cindy welcomed a further five new Ambassadors to New Zealand today: HE Ms Biljana Stefanovska-Sekovska, Ambassador of The Republic of North Macedonia; HE Mr Sinchai Manivanh, or of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic; HE Mr Davaasuren Damdinsuren,

  • Credentials ceremonies 29 June 2022

    Today, four new diplomatic representatives presented their credentials at Government House Wellington.

  • Founder Lecture 2022

    This evening at the National Library, Dame Cindy delivered the annual Founder Lecture, hosted by the Friends of the Turnbull Library.

  • A message for the United Nations Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-2032)

    Ko tōku reo tōku ohooho, ko tōku reo tōku māpihi maurea
    My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul

  • Matariki Dinner with the Diplomatic Corps

    Last night at Government House Wellington, Dame Cindy and Dr Davies hosted the Diplomatic Corps for a very special Matariki Dinner, to mark the first time that New Zealand has observed Matariki as a public holiday.

  • He Wahine Maori Ahau

    He Wahine Maori Ahau is an inspirational speaker series focussing on the experience of Wahine Maori in the Public Service. The topic of yesterday's forum at the National Library was 'The Impact of the past on women today'.

  • Visit to the Compassion Soup Kitchen

    Today marks Suzanne Aubert's 187th birthday. Mother Aubert devoted her life to looking after those in need, and founded the Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion.

  • Japan Festival

    Dame Cindy and Dr Davies attended the Japan Festival in Wellington yesterday – a very special event that also marked the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and New Zealand.

  • NZTrio 20th anniversary concert

    Last night's concert by NZTrio marked the 20th year since it was formed. The current line-up of Ashley Brown, Amalia Hall and Somi Kim gave an exquisite performance of classic and contemporary music.

  • Appointment of Minister and Allocation of Portfolios

    This afternoon at Government House Wellington, Dame Cindy authorised the appointment of Hon Kieran McAnulty to the Executive Council, as well as the appointment of Ministers to their new portfolios, on the advice of the Prime Minister.

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