Governor General

Australia’s Governor General visits Samoa Family Health Association

The delegation also toured the soon-to-be launched diagnostic pathology lab based at SFHA.

A statement said “The Governor-General and Mrs. Hurley had the privilege of engaging with health practitioners and volunteers at SFHA to learn more about their meaningful work.”

“This included meeting with SFHA’s Executive Director Lealaiauloto Lia’i Si’itia, board member and church representative Reverend Asalele Lefauaitu, and youth champion Gutu Fa’asau.”

New Zealand Prime Minister and Governor-General in isolation after possible Covid exposure

Ardern and Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro were on flight NZ8273 from Kerikeri to Auckland on 22 January. Someone who tested positive for Covid-19 was on the flight which added to the Ministry of Health's website as a location of interest last night.

The result of whole genome sequencing for the case is expected today, but it is likely to be Omicron, a media statement from the prime minister's office said last night.

Ardern and Dame Cindy were in Northland undertaking advance filming at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for the Waitangi Day broadcast.

Dame Cindy Kiro sworn in as Governor-General of New Zealand

After placing her hand on the Bible as requested by chief justice Helen Winkelmann, Dame Cindy recited the oaths of office in both English and Māori.

She is the first wāhine Māori to hold the position, and is of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahu and British descent.

Dame Cindy was born in Whangārei in 1958 and is the eldest of six children.

She was most recently the chief executive of the Royal Society - Te Apārangi, has been a Children's Commissioner and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Māori at the University of Auckland.

GG mixes with royalty and heads of state

They met various dignitaries including heads of states and royalties at a formal welcome reception hosted by Crown Prince of Tonga Prince Tupouto’a Ulukalala at Nuku’alofa, Tonga recently.

Pictured is the Governor General and Lady Ogio meeting with Tonga’s Crown Prince Tupouto’a Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala, New Zealand Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine, Governor General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove, and Crown Prince of Japan Prince Naruhito.