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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:37 am

Twentieth Governor-General of NZ sworn in

NEW BLOOD: New Governor-General Lt Gen Sir Jerry Mateparae and PM John Key. IMAGE: Dan Dalgety

 NEW ZEALAND has a new Governor-General.

Lieutenant-General Sir Jerry Mateparae was sworn in on the steps of Parliament today.

Sir Jerry is the 20th Governor-General of New Zealand, and takes over the post from Sir Anand Satyanand, whose five-year term ended last week.

The ceremony included a powhiri and tri-service guard of honour and was attended by Prime Minister John Key and other notables, including the Speaker of the House Lockwood Smith.

The proceedings also included a display by defence forces, in which the new Governor-General enlisted in 1972.

This new appointment comes after the recent death of the 15th Governor-General of New Zealand, Sir Paul Reeves.

Sir Jerry will take up residence in the newly-refurbished Government House.

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