Kōrero: Armed forces

Governor-General Jerry Mateparae inspecting the armed forces guard of honour, 2011

Governor-General Jerry Mateparae inspecting the armed forces guard of honour, 2011

The governor-general has supreme constitutional authority in defence matters in New Zealand. Power is only exercised by the governor-general on the advice of the minister of defence and other ministers of the Crown. This is Governor-General Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae at his swearing-in ceremony on 31 August 2011. Prior to becoming governor-general he was the chief of defence force. Mateparae is inspecting the armed forces guard of honour at Parliament. Visible in the photo are members of the Royal New Zealand Navy and the New Zealand Army.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Jim Rolfe, 'Armed forces - Governance of the New Zealand armed forces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/35726/governor-general-jerry-mateparae-inspecting-the-armed-forces-guard-of-honour-2011 (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Jim Rolfe, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012