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Governor-General’s speech at the State Farewell Luncheon

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:35 pm | Government House

At my swearing-in ceremony in 2011, I spoke about the extraordinary honour that had been bestowed upon us. At the same time, I acknowledged just a little trepidation about what the next five years might bring. More >>

Governor-General’s Visit to Argentina and Brazil

Monday, 1 August 2016, 2:24 pm | Government House

On 2 August, the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae will depart for a visit to Argentina and Brazil. In Buenos Aires, the Governor-General will meet Mr Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina. More >>

Governor-General’s Visit to Greece and London

Friday, 13 May 2016, 9:45 am | Government House

On 15 May, the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae will depart for an official visit to Greece. In Athens, the Governor-General will meet His Excellency Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the President of the Hellenic Republic, ... More >>

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 8:27 am | Government House

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae has conveyed best birthday wishes of all New Zealanders to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates her 90th birthday today. More >>

Governor-General’s visit to the Central North Island

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 10:02 am | Government House

Geothermal energy, junior environmentalists, and agricultural innovation will be part of the programme for the visit of the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae to the Central North Island. More >>

Governor-General's statement re appointment of Dame Patsy

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 12:03 pm | Government House

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae has welcomed the news of the appointment of his successor-designate, Dame Patsy Reddy. More >>

Appointment of Dame Patsy Reddy

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 11:44 am | Government House

The Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of New Zealand, has been pleased to approve the appointment of Dame Patsy Reddy as the next Governor-General of New Zealand. More >>

Nominations open for Governor-General’s Anzac of the Year

Friday, 19 February 2016, 10:17 am | Government House

Nominations open for The Governor-General’s Anzac of the Year Nominations have opened for The Governor-General’s Anzac of the Year award, which celebrates New Zealanders whose work or actions embody the spirit of Anzac. Presented in partnership ... More >>

Governor-General’s Waitangi Day Address

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 9:26 am | Government House

Kia ora huihui tātou katoa. To the many, many people who have come at our invitation to celebrate this sacred day for the Treaty of Waitangi, I welcome you to Government House Auckland. I extend my greetings to all who are gathered here. More >>

Bledisloe Garden Reception cancelled at Government House

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 4:46 pm | Government House

Rain has forced Government House Auckland to cancel the Bledisloe Garden Reception, which was due to start at 4pm this afternoon. The Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, will still be marking Waitangi Day with a special citizenship ceremony for 25 people ... More >>

New Year Message

Sunday, 3 January 2016, 6:23 pm | Government House

New Year greetings to you all. I hope you all have been able to relax and share time with family and friends during the festive season so far. More >>

Governor-General discharged from hospital

Monday, 7 December 2015, 11:50 am | Government House

The Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae is recuperating at Government House in Wellington after his recent successful cardiac surgery. More >>

Governor-General undergoes surgery

Monday, 30 November 2015, 1:13 pm | Government House

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae is recuperating in hospital after undergoing cardiac surgery this morning. More >>

Governor-General statement on terrorist attacks in Paris

Monday, 16 November 2015, 3:16 pm | Government House

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae said that the impact of the terrorist attacks on innocent civilians in Paris is being felt all around the world. He said “The close historic and cultural ties between France and New ... More >>

Statement from the Governor-General

Saturday, 14 November 2015, 10:37 pm | Government House

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae said “New Zealanders are shocked and horrified by the events unfolding in Paris. More >>

Ballot for Waitangi Day Bledisloe Reception in Auckland

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 11:43 am | Government House

A ballot for invitations to next year’s Waitangi Day Bledisloe Reception at Government House in Auckland will open online on Friday 13 November at 12 noon. More >>

Governor-General to welcome Royals

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 1:25 pm | Government House

The Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae is looking forward to officially welcoming TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to New Zealand tomorrow as the royal couple arrives in Wellington to begin a seven day visit. More >>

Investitures at Government House

Monday, 7 September 2015, 3:21 pm | Government House

Social campaigners Louise Nicholas and Lesley Elliott; New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum; internationally recognised health researcher and the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Dr Peter Gluckman and New Zealand’s first professor of Pacific ... More >>

Governor-General’s visit to Turkey

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 8:01 am | Government House

Yesterday, the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae commenced an official visit to Turkey which will culminate in the commemorations to mark the centenary of the Battle of Chunuk Bair on Saturday. More >>

Governor-General comments on the death of Les Munro

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 7:59 am | Government House

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae has noted the passing of Les Munro, the last remaining airman from the Dambuster Raid: “In this year where we are marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, it ... More >>

 

 

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