Governor General's term extended
31 January 2005 Media Statement
General's term extended
Prime Minister Helen Clark today
announced that the Queen had agreed to a short extension of
Dame Silvia Cartwright's term of office as
Dame Silvia is due to complete her five
year term as Governor-General on 4 April 2006. Her term has
now been extended until 4 August 2006.
"The appointment of
the Governor-General is a significant matter, important to
all New Zealanders, and it is appropriate that the selection
and appointment process do not coincide with the
"I am grateful to Dame Silvia for
agreeing to continue to serve in office for the additional
four months," Helen Clark
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