The Governor-general, Dame Patsy Reddy officially launched the Wellington Commonwealth Walkway at a ceremony outside Government House. Government House is one of the 32 sites included in the walkway which commemorates both HM The Queen's Golden Jubilee and the 150th anniversary of the founding of Wellington.
On 27 July 2016, The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae hosted a reception for companies, tradespeople, medical personnel, and public servants who provide services to Their Excellencies or to Government House.
The Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae visited Massey University's College of Creative Arts to announce Matairangi Mahi Toi, a new Artist in Residence programme at Government House. He also unveiled Pakau Taua, the work created by the inaugural Artist in residence, Ross Hemera.
The Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae hosted a concert and reception in support of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation and Wellington Friends of the Opera at Government House in Wellington