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Governor-General

Te Kāwana Tianara o Aotearoa

The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy is the current Governor-General.

Her roles are:

  • constitutional — she dissolves Parliament before a general election is held, appoints the government after an election, signs legislation on behalf of the Queen, and gives the Speech from the Throne at the State Opening of Parliament
  • ceremonial — she represents the Queen and all New Zealanders at important public ceremonies, including Waitangi Day and Anzac Day commemorations
  • community leadership — she is a patron of many charitable, service, sporting, cultural and community organisations.

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