New Governor-General for NZ

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Dame Patsy Reddy has been announced as the new Governor-General. The governor-general acts as the Queen’s representative in New Zealand.
She will begin her five-year term on 14 September. She will be New Zealand’s 21st Governor-General.
She will succeed former Chief of the Defence Force Sir Jerry Mateparae, when his term finishes at the end of August.
Dame Patsy is a lawyer.
Prime Minister John Key said he welcomed the announcement and that the Queen had approved the appointment.
“She is a passionate New Zealander, a well-respected businesswoman and a staunch supporter of our creative sector.
“She is thoughtful, articulate and has a brilliant legal mind. I am sure New Zealanders will be proud to have her as our Governor-General.”
Dame Patsy is the third woman to hold the position, alongside Dame Catherine Tizard and Dame Silvia Cartwright.

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  1. yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! first one to see this article…… about the article…… Pasty Reddy is really gonna be the new governor-general? i mean, i saw it on the NZ herald, though. such a long comment…………

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