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Governor-General of New Zealand

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Governor-General of New Zealand
Kāwana Tianara o Aotearoa  (Māori)
A smiling woman wearing the badge of the New Zealand Order of Merit
Dame Cindy Kiro

since 21 October 2021
StyleHer Excellency the Right Honourable
ResidenceGovernment House, Wellington
Government House, Auckland
SeatWellington, New Zealand
NominatorPrime Minister of New Zealand
AppointerMonarch of New Zealand
on the advice of the Prime Minister
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
(usually 5 years by constitutional convention)
Formation3 May 1841
First holderWilliam Hobson
as Governor of New Zealand
SalaryNZ$371,900 annually[1]
WebsiteGovernor-General of New Zealand

The Governor-General of New Zealand is the representative of the monarch of New Zealand (currently King Charles III). The governor-general is appointed by the king 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]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Governor-General (Salary) Determination 2020". legislation.govt.nz. Parliamentary Counsel Office. 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2017.