Governor General to be sworn in tomorrow

Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Matepara wil be sworn in as the new Governor-General tomorrow. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Matepara wil be sworn in as the new Governor-General tomorrow. Photo / Mark Mitchell

New Zealand's next Governor-General will be sworn in tomorrow.

Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae replaces Sir Anand Satyanand, who was honoured at a state farewell last week.

Tomorrow's ceremony at Parliament will include a full Maori welcome and a royal guard of honour of Navy, Army and Air Force personnel.

The public can watch the ceremony from the main lawn at Parliament or from the area outside the Parliamentary Library building.

A 21-gun salute will be fired by the New Zealand Defence Force's 16 Field Regiment at Point Jerningham on Wellington's waterfront.

Sir Jerry was chief of the New Zealand Defence Force between 2006 and 2011 before his appointment as Governor General was announced in March.

- NZPA

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