Story: Governors and governors-general

Opening Parliament

Sir Michael Hardie Boys, governor-general from 1996 until 2001, opens Parliament after the first MMP (mixed-member proportional representation) election in 1996. A former lawyer and Appeal Court judge, he was well qualified to handle the constitutional aspects of his new position.

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Constitutional duties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2021)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Sep 2016