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News and events

The Governor-General website regularly publishes press releases, speeches, and image galleries, as well as the Governor-General's personal blog

Recent news, events and media statements

Official Visit to Japan and the Republic of Korea

Media statement
Issue date: 
Fri 18 Oct 2019

On Sunday 20 October the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne depart for an official visit to Japan and the Republic of Korea.

Investitures at Government House Auckland September 2109

Media statement
Issue date: 
Fri 30 Aug 2019

Screenwriter Dame Fran Walsh; playwright Sir Roger Hall; rugby league coach and community stalwart Sir Graham Lowe; social worker and Maori activist Dame Atareta Koopu; broadcaster David Gapes; author and historian Gordon McLauchlan; psychiatrist and Te

Dame Patsy's visit to the United Kingdom

Media statement
Issue date: 
Mon 3 Jun 2019

The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy is travelling to the United Kingdom today to represent New Zealand at international commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Message from the Governor-General

Media statement
Issue date: 
Fri 15 Mar 2019

Statement released by Dame Patsy following the Christchurch mosque shootings:

Today’s tragic events in Christchurch have shocked all New Zealanders.

Governor-General's Visit to Le Quesnoy and the UK

Media statement
Issue date: 
Wed 31 Oct 2018

 

Waitangi Day Garden Reception ballot closes soon

Media statement
Issue date: 
Tue 2 Oct 2018

The ballot to attend the 2019 Waitangi Day Garden Reception at Government House is set to close on Friday at midnight (5 October, 2018).

​Investitures at Government House Wellington

Media statement
Issue date: 
Fri 11 May 2018

Author Joy Cowley, politicians Dame Annette King and Peter Dunne, former Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler, “Bugman” Ruud Kleinpaste, fashion designer Margarita Robinson, peanut butter supremo Pic Picot, broadcasters Lloyd Scott and Phillip Sherry an

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