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Congratulatory Statement From The Governor-General Regarding The Platinum Jubilee Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 11:45 am | Government House

As New Zealand’s representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of New Zealand, and on behalf of the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, I am delighted to express the warmest best wishes to Her Majesty as we celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of her ... More >>

Governor-General’s Visit To The UK For The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Week

Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 9:56 am | Government House

On 6 February this year Her Majesty the Queen, New Zealand’s Head of State, became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. On 1 June, ... More >>

Governor-General's Address At The National Commemoration Service

Monday, 25 April 2022, 5:27 pm | Government House

“Me haehaetia koia te rau i peke i te matangi? Should the leaf withered by the wind be slashed?” This was said by Pomare in the early 1820s when he heard that Hongi Hika had returned to Te Totara pa and defeated its inhabitants, despite peace ... More >>

Governor-General’s ANZAC Day Dawn Address At Pukeahu

Monday, 25 April 2022, 6:23 am | Government House

He tao huata e taea te karo, He tao na Aitua, e kore.” “The thrust of a spear shaft may be parried; that of Death never” Ata atamarie e koutou I te atatu. I acknowledge The Honourable Grant Robertson, Deputy Prime Minister Her Excellency ... More >>

ANZAC Day Message From HRH The Prince Of Wales

Monday, 25 April 2022, 6:19 am | Government House

On this A.N.Z.A.C. Day, my wife and I are thinking of all the courageous troops who endured so much in 1915 on the beaches and in the rugged hills of the Gallipoli Peninsula. As we pause to reflect on the sacrifice of the Armed Services personnel ... More >>

Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro’s Statement On The Death Of Dame Cath Tizard, ONZ, GCMG, GCVO, DBE, QSO

Monday, 1 November 2021, 6:47 am | Government House

31 October 2021 The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Cindy Kiro and Dr Richard Davies were saddened by the news that Dame Cath Tizard has died. “Dame Cath will always have a special place in our history as the first woman to be appointed as ... More >>

Dame Cindy Kiro's Swearing-In Speech

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 10:38 am | Government House

He tui, he kiwi, he kahu, he piwakawaka – nga manu o te ngahere i Te Wao Nui A Tane Nga hua o te moana, nga awa, nga maunga hoki o nga mea miharo o te Ao! I am honoured to be appointed the 22nd Governor-General of Aotearoa New Zealand, and grateful ... More >>

Announcement Of The New Governor-General

Monday, 24 May 2021, 3:07 pm | Government House

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has announced her approval of the appointment of Dame Cindy Kiro as New Zealand’s next Governor-General. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Dame Patsy with Dame Cindy at ... More >>

Public Statement By The Governor-General – For HRH Prince Philip

Saturday, 10 April 2021, 5:52 am | Government House

It was with great sadness that I received notification from Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness Prince Philip has died at Windsor Castle. The death of His Royal Highness is a great loss to Her Majesty the Queen, the members of the Royal Family ... More >>

Message From Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Commemorating The 10th Anniversary Of The Canterbury Earthquakes

Monday, 22 February 2021, 1:26 pm | Government House

On the tenth Anniversary of the Canterbury earthquakes, as you gather to remember those lost and reflect on the devastating effects these earthquakes had on Christchurch, my thoughts are with you all. The loss of life was both sudden and tragic, profoundly ... More >>

Government House Tours Resume

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 11:18 am | Government House

Government House’s Visitor Centre has resumed its free guided tours of Government House in Newtown, Wellington. The tours were cancelled during Covid-Alert levels 3 and 4. Visitors, including school and community groups have an opportunity to explore ... More >>

Governor-General’s Donations To Charities

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 11:45 am | Government House

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. Dame Patsy says she is making this move to show leadership and support for sectors of the community affected ... More >>

Message From Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth To The People Of New Zealand

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 9:11 am | Government House

As people across New Zealand and the Commonwealth are experiencing unprecedented changes to their lives, concerns for family and friends, and financial uncertainty, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I send my enduring thanks to those who continue ... More >>

Governor-General's Speech - Wellington Vigil

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 7:03 pm | Government House

E nga iwi e pae nei, tena koutou. Tena tatau i nga mahi tukino o te wa. Haere mai, tatau katoa, i te wa pouri nei. My greetings to all gathered here. I greet you acknowledging this troubled time. I welcome you all, together we feel the same sorrow. Like all ... More >>

Waitangi Day Garden Reception ballot closes soon

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 12:58 pm | Government House

The ballot to attend the 2019 Waitangi Day Garden Reception at Government House is set to close on Friday at midnight (5 October, 2018). More >>

Governor-General visit to Gallipoli for Anzac Day

Friday, 20 April 2018, 3:28 pm | Government House

The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, will represent the people of New Zealand at the 2018 Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli. More >>

Governor-General Visit to Israel

Friday, 27 October 2017, 2:36 pm | Government House

The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne will travel to Israel today, where they will represent New Zealand at official commemorations to mark the centennial of the Battle of Beersheba. More >>

Governor-General’s Waitangi programme (3-6 February)

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 3:17 pm | Government House

The Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy and husband Sir David Gascoigne are looking forward to their first official commemoration of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on Monday. (6 February, 2017) More >>

Postponement of Governor-General’s Visit to Nelson-Tasman

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 3:52 pm | Government House

Media Advisory Postponement of Governor-General’s Visit to Nelson-Tasman Region Tuesday 15 November For immediate use More >>

Governor-General’s response to last night’s earthquake

Monday, 14 November 2016, 9:56 am | Government House

The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, has expressed her condolences to the families of the people who lost their lives in last night’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake. She also acknowledged the impact of the subsequent aftershocks. More >>