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The official blog of the Governor-General of New Zealand

  • GovHack

    It's a new take on 48 hour creativity and innovation - GovHack, where teams create apps using freely available Government data sets. Dame Patsy was on hand last night to see the final presentations on everything from checking out a prospective flat for broadband speed and sunlight, to improving your chances of getting funding from Council. #govhacknz

    https://youtu.be/EaLHiW9oFaE

     

     

    An image of Dame Patsy with the organisers of GovHack
    An image of Dame Patsy with participants at GovHack in Wellington
  • British Memorial at Pukeahu

    On 24 July, Dame Patsy and Sir David attended the unveiling of the British Memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park by the Rt Hon Boris Johnson, the British Foreign Secretary.

    An image of The Rt Hon Boris Johnson, HE Jonathan Sinclair and Dame Patsy
    An image of the British Memorial and wreaths at Pukeahu
    An image of Dame Patsy, Sir Richard Taylor and Weta personnel
  • Holocaust Centre 10th Anniversary Dinner

    On 26 July, Dame Patsy and Sir David hosted a dinner to mark the 10th year anniversary of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.

    Dame Patsy presented five awards: to Hon Chris Finlayson, Mr Steven Sedley, Mrs Inge Woolf (Director of the Holocaust Centre) Mrs Carol Calkoen and Mr Rick Sahar.

    Holocaust Centre 10th year Anniversary Dinner - speech transcript

     

    An image of Dame Patsy Reddy and Hon Chris Finlayson
    Woolf Photography
    An image of Mr Steven Sedley with Dame Patsy
    Woolf Photography
    An image of Mrs Inge Woolf, QSO with Dame Patsy and Sir David
    Woolf Photography
    An image of Dame Patsy presenting an Award for Outstanding Service to Mrs Carol Calkoen
    Woolf Photography
    Woolf Photography
  • Credentials USA, Panama and Myanmar

    On Wednesday 28 June, 2017, Dame Patsy hosted credentials ceremonies for the Ambassadors of the United States of America, the Republic of Panama and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

    The Governor General with the Ambassadors of the United States of America, Panama and Myanmar
    Government House
  • Dame Patsy Reddy - New Year's Message 2017

    Dame Patsy Reddy - New Year's Message 2017.

  • Dame Patsy attends the 80th anniversary of the Air Tattoo

    The Air Tattoo is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the founding of the RNZAF.

    Personnel and contemporary military aircraft from Australia, Canada, the UK, the USA, China, Singapore, Japan and France were on hand, plus some wonderful vintage aircraft. The F16s proved to be too fast to catch on film - but you can see them in action tomorrow at Ohakea for the 2nd day of the Tattoo

    Visit the image gallery of the day's action!

    Dame Patsy in the cockpit of a RNZAF Hercules
  • The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy Swearing-in Ceremony

    The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn-in as the 21st Governor-General of New Zealand at Parliament on the 28 September, 2017.

     

    The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy Swearing In Ceremony September 2016

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