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The University of Auckland has taken over Old Government House, once the Governor's northern residence.
<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.
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.
In 1977 former prime minister and minister of state Sir Keith Holyoake became the oldest person ever appointed as New Zealand's Governor-General
Dame Catherine Tizard was New Zealand's first female Governor-General (1990-6).
Sir Paul Reeves (1985–90), New Zealand's first Maori Governor-General
From 1840 until 1972 New Zealand's governors and Governors-General were British.
New Zealand has had 16 resident governors and 19 Governors-General. Two early governors were called governor-in-chief.
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.
Since 1990 Governors-General have represented New Zealand overseas on ceremonial occasions. In June 2004 Dame Silvia Cartwright, the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, (centre) and Peter Cartright (right) walked through the Brandenburg Gate as part of Dame Slivia's official visit to Germany.
Sir David (1980–5) and Lady Beattie. At times Sir David Beattie's relationship with Sir Robert Muldoon was tense.
Dame Catherine Tizard (1990–6), a former mayor of Auckland, was New Zealand's first female Governor-General.
Sir Arthur Espie Porritt (1967–72) was a transitional figure – New Zealand-born, but a British resident. He was the last Governor-General to wear the full civil uniform. In 1973, back in Britain, he was made Baron Porritt of Wanganui and Hampstead.
In 1951 Sir Bernard Freyberg (1946–52) became Lord Freyberg of Wellington, New Zealand and of Munstead in the County of Surrey. Back in Britain, he was appointed deputy constable and lieutenant-governor of Windsor Castle, where died in 1963.
Arthur William de Brito Savile Foljambe, the 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1912–20), was New Zealand's first Governor-General
Governor-general Sir Cyril Newall (1941–6) was a former chief of air staff who was sent to New Zealand by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill

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