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Paul Reeves: arriving at Government House (1st of 3)

Paul Reeves: arriving at Government House

In addition to the conventional swearing-in, Sir Paul Reeves’s first day as governor-general in 1985 included a nohoanga kāinga, a distinctively Māori welcome to Government House. Reeves later recalled that as he walked up the driveway in the rain, the former activists in his support group joked that it was the easiest protest they’d ever been on.

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Changing characteristics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2022)

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