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Invitations, patronage and cards

Dame Patsy received a candle from Eli Morton

You can invite the Governor-General to attend or host events, or be a patron of your organisation.

You can also apply to have congratulatory cards sent out for notable birthdays and anniversaries.

In this section

  • Invitations for the Governor-General

    Online forms to invite the Governor-General to your event, essential information on event organisation and answers to some basic questions about protocol.
  • Hosting the Governor-General

    Find out what to do when you host the Governor-General.
  • Order of precedence in New Zealand

    A guide to the precedence of constitutional office holders and others, to be followed at State and official functions.
  • Applying for vice-regal patronage

    Organisations seeking vice-regal patronage must apply to the Governor-General, with patronage normally lasting for the duration of the Governor-General’s term of office.
  • Congratulatory messages

    Each year, Government House sends messages to people in New Zealand to celebrate significant wedding anniversaries and birthdays.
Last updated: 
Tuesday, 13 June 2017

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