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Governor-General of New Zealand


Message from Governors-General of New Zealand and Australia for Anzac Day


Governor General's New Year Message 2019


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Anzac Day 2020: A joint message from the Governors-General of Australia and New Zealand | ABC News


Spotlight on Parliament: A vice-regal responsibility

The Governor-General of New Zealand is the viceregal representative of the monarch of New Zealand, currently Queen Elizabeth II. Because the Queen is shared equally with the 15 other Commonwealth realms, and normally resides in the United Kingdom, she, on the advice of her prime minister, appoints a governor-general to carry out most of her constitutional and ceremonial duties within the Realm of New Zealand. Once in office, the governor-general maintains direct contact with the Queen, wherever she may be at the time.
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