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Statement from the Governor-General on Ashburton Shootings

Statement from the Governor-General

1 September 2014

For immediate release

Ashburton Shootings

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, has expressed his deep shock following the shooting of three people in Ashburton today.

“Janine and I extend our condolences to the families affected by this tragic event. Our thoughts are also with the people of Ashburton as events unfold down there,” Sir Jerry Mateparae said.

Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO

Governor-General of New Zealand


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