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Governor-General of New Zealand

representative of the monarch of New Zealand

The Governor-General of New Zealand is the representative of the monarch of New Zealand (currently Queen Elizabeth II). The governor-general is appointed by the queen with the advice of the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Usually, a person serves as Prime governor-general for five years, although there is no term limit and the person can serve longer.

The current governor-general is Dame Patsy Reddy, who was appointed in 2016.

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