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Dame Patsy to be sworn in at parliament

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 26/09/2016

Dame Patsy Reddy will be sworn in as Governor-General on parliament's forecourt on Wednesday.

Prime Minister John Key has just announced the details of the ceremony.

Dame Patsy will become New Zealand's 21st Governor-General and the third woman to hold the position.

There will be a powhiri on the forecourt to welcome her to parliament before the swearing-in ceremony takes place on the main steps.

The new Governor-General will take the Royal Salute and inspect the guard.

There will be a 21-gun salute from Pt Jerningham on Wellington's waterfront.

Mr Key and Dame Patsy will speak before the party moves to the banquet hall for a reception.

She is taking over from Sir Jerry Mateparae, whose term has ended.

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