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Governor-General welcomes Royal announcement

Governor-General welcomes Royal announcement

It was with much joy and happiness that we learnt this morning that Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting a baby.

News of the pregnancy is a wonderful gift to the child’s parents, and both of their families, and especially Her Majesty The Queen, who celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year.

On behalf of my wife Janine and all New Zealanders, I send our best wishes to the Prince and Duchess at this happy time. I will be writing to Their Royal Highnesses to offer my personal congratulations.
Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae
Governor-General of New Zealand

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Election Day: Make Sure You're A Part Of It!

Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years.

“The people and parties we elect tomorrow will be making the decisions that affect us, our families and our communities,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “It doesn’t get much more important than that, and we need all New Zealanders to use their voice and vote.”

Voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm on election day. The busiest time at voting places is usually 9.00am - 11.00am.

“Take your EasyVote card with you when you go to vote, as it will make voting faster and easier, and vote close to home if you can. But don’t worry if you forget your card, or didn’t receive one, because as long as you are enrolled to vote, your voice will be heard,” says Mr Peden. More>>

 

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