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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

​Governor-General to visit Australia

Media statement
Issue date: 
Mon 31 May 2021

The Governor-General, the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne depart for an official visit to Australia on Wednesday 2 June, 2021.

 

Announcement of New Governor-General

Media statement
Issue date: 
Mon 24 May 2021

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has announced her approval of the appointment of Dame Cindy Kiro as New Zealand’s next Governor-General.

The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy has welcomed the news of her successor.

Formal Public Statement by the Governor-General on the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Media statement
Issue date: 
Sat 10 Apr 2021

It was with great sadness that I received notification today from Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died at Windsor Castle.

Governor-General’s visit to Waitangi and Wellington Waitangi Day programme, 3-6 February, 2021

Media statement
Issue date: 
Tue 2 Feb 2021

 

The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne will spend three days in Waitangi in the lead-up to Waitangi Day.

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.

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