Queen appoints Maori-British politician to major new New Zealand role – announcement

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The Queen, who is the head of state of New Zealand alongside the UK and 14 other realms, approved the appointment of Dame Kiro as the next Governor-General of New Zealand.

The Royal Family Twitter account shared the news in a brief statement, reading: “The Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of New Zealand, has been pleased to approve the appointment of Dame Cindy Kiro as the next Governor-General of New Zealand.”

Dame Kiro will start in her new role in October. 

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