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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

Dame Patsy's statement on the death of Sir Toke Talagi

Media statement
Issue date: 
Wed 15 Jul 2020

Governor-General’s condolences following the death of Sir Toke Talagi, former Premier of Niue

The Governor-General's donations to charities

Media statement
Issue date: 
Thu 16 Apr 2020

Governor-General’s donations to charities

The Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy, will be donating twenty percent of her salary over the next six months in support of a number of charities.

Death of Government House Kaumatua, Professor Piri Sciascia

Media statement
Issue date: 
Sat 18 Jan 2020

The Governor-General, HE Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne were deeply distressed to receive the news that Government House’s Kaumatua, Professor Piri Sciascia died this morning.

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.

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