Michael Hardie Boys

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Sir Michael Hardie Boys
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17th Governor-General of New Zealand
In office
21 March 1996 – 21 March 2001
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterJim Bolger (1996–1997)
Jenny Shipley (1997–1999)
Helen Clark (1999–2001)
Preceded byDame Catherine Tizard
Succeeded byDame Silvia Cartwright
Personal details
Born (1931-10-06) 6 October 1931 (age 88)
Wellington, New Zealand
Spouse(s)Mary Zohrab
ProfessionJudge

Sir Michael Hardie Boys (born 6 October 1931) is a New Zealand jurist and was the country's 17th Governor-General, from 1996 to 2001.[1]

In 2004, he stated his opposition to New Zealand becoming a republic, stating in an interview: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gavin Mclean (October 2006), The Governors, New Zealand Governors and Governors-General, Otago University Press, p. 281
  2. "Ditch Queen, say former Governors-General: New Zealand Herald". The New Zealand Herald. 14 November 2004. Retrieved 2 August 2006.

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