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Government House

Government HouseGovernment House in Wellington is the official residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, and Sir David Gascoigne, KNZM, CBE.

Around 20,000 visitors pass through Government House in Wellington each year, from foreign Heads of State, politicians and diplomats, to ordinary New Zealanders of all ages. Functions hosted by the Governor-General range from formal ceremonies, state dinners and honours investitures to garden parties, receptions and open days. Tours of the House and grounds are available and can be booked online.

Government House has about 34 staff providing administrative and support services for the Governor-General to enable her to carry out the functions of the office, and to maintain the official residence and grounds in Wellington, as well as the smaller Government House in Auckland.

The Governor-General's website contains extensive information on the role of the Governor-General, her engagements, speeches and photographs as well as information about Government House.