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Swearing In of New Governor-General - Dame Patsy Reddy


Wed 28 Sep 2016, 11:30am–12:30pm

Where: The Beehive & Parliament Buildings, 1 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

The public is invited to the official swearing-in ceremony for the new Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Patsy Reddy on Parliament's forecourt on September 2016.

The ceremony will be a colourful spectacle including the Tri-Service Royal Guard of Honour and Colour Parties, the band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the New Zealand Opera Chorus, a Maori ceremonial welcome with warrior challenge, Royal salute and a 21-gun salute from Point Jerningham.

This is one of New Zealand's important constitutional events and will take place in front of assembled Judiciary, Members of Parliament, Defence representatives, the Diplomatic Corp and other VIPs.

In case of bad weather, the public ceremony will be shortened and held within Parliament Buildings.

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