Governor-General of New Zealand
|Governor-General of New Zealand
Kāwana Tianara o Aotearoa (Māori)
|Style||Her Excellency the Right Honourable|
|Residence||Government House, Wellington|
Government House, Auckland
|Seat||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Nominator||Prime Minister of New Zealand|
|Appointer||Monarch of New Zealand|
on the advice of the Prime Minister
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
(usually 5 years by constitutional convention)
|Formation||3 May 1841|
|First holder||William Hobson|
as Governor of New Zealand
|Website||Governor-General of New Zealand|
The Governor-General of New Zealand is the representative of the monarch of New Zealand (currently Queen Elizabeth II). The governor-general is appointed by the queen with the advice of the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Usually, a person serves as Prime governor-general for five years, although there is no term limit and the person can serve longer.
The current governor-general is Dame Cindy Kiro, who was appointed in 2021.
Living former governors-general[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Governor-General (Salary) Determination 2020". legislation.govt.nz. Parliamentary Counsel Office. 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2017.