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The University of Auckland has taken over Old Government House, once the Governor's northern residence.
The Queen is New Zealand’s head of state. Her title was confirmed by Royal Titles Acts of 1953 and 1974, the latter entitling her ‘Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith’.
<p>Sir Paul Reeves was Archbishop of New Zealand and in 1985 became this country's first M&#257;ori governor-general.</p>
Government House on 24 March 2011, the day it was reopened
Vogel House in Lower Hutt in 1975, the year it became the official Prime Minister's residence.
‘Kiwi Keith’ Holyoake, the first officially designated deputy PM (1954) was our third-longest serving leader.Although criticised for sending troops to the Vietnam War, he is now seen as ‘the most dovish of the hawks’, doing the bare minimum to keep America happy.
The Governor-General's flag is flown on all occasions when the Governor-General is present.
<p> A First World War hero and commander of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Bernard Freyberg proved to be a charismatic and popular military leader who would later serve a term as Governor-General </p>
The swearing in of Dame Silvia Cartwright as governor-general meant that all five of the country's most powerful political and legal positions were held by women.
New Zealand has had 16 resident governors and 20 Governors-General. Two early governors were called governor-in-chief.
In 1977 former prime minister and minister of state Sir Keith Holyoake became the oldest person ever appointed as New Zealand's Governor-General.
Sir Paul Reeves (1985–90), New Zealand's first Maori Governor-General.
Sir Bernard Fergusson (1962–7), chats with former prime minister Sir Walter Nash after the latter's investiture at Government House Wellington.
From 1840 until 1972 New Zealand's governors and Governors-General were British.
As the job evolved over time, so did the type of person needed to govern successfully. Between 1840 and 1853, when governors ruled personally, they were junior navy or army officers.
In the days of the Empire, the British government appointed New Zealand's governors and Governors-General. New Zealand had no say.
Lord and Lady Cobham are carried ashore at Pukapuka Island in the Northern Cooks in 1959. Lord Cobham, the governor-general, turned down an invitation to become patron of the Wolfenden Association (later the New Zealand Homosexual Law Reform Society).
Dame Catherine Tizard was New Zealand's first female Governor-General (1990-6).
'To be invisible is to be forgotten,' constitutional theorist Walter Bagehot (1826–77) warned. For the King or Queen's New Zealand representative, the Governor-General, that meant hitting the road
The constitutional arrangements of the British Empire changed greatly between the creation of the Imperial War Cabinet in 1917 and the passing of the Statute of Westminster in 1931.

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