June 2021 \ News \
NZ PM welcomes new Governor-General

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ...

  • Ms Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in May welcomed the appointment of Cindy Kiro as the new Governor-General. Kiro's appointment for a five-year term has been approved by the Queen and she will take up the role in October, reports Xinhua news agency. Incumbent Governor-General Patsy Reddy's five-year term ends on September 28 with a State farewell to be held on September 6.

"Dame Cindy will take up the role of Governor-General in October and remain in it for a five-year term," Ardern said at a press conference. "Over many decades, Dame Cindy has demonstrated her passion for the wellbeing of children and young people, as well as education and learning. I know she will bring that same commitment to all New Zealanders as Governor-General.