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.