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About the Administrator of the Government

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Friday, 4 August 2017
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This publication is part of the CabGuide.

When the Governor-General is overseas, then the Administrator of the Government fulfills the Governor-General's functions.

The Administrator of the Government is the Chief Justice of New Zealand. In such cases the advice sheet must be addressed to the Administrator, rather than the Governor-General.

The Cabinet Office advises Ministers' offices and departments when the Governor-General is going to be overseas. Contact the Cabinet Office when preparing advice sheets for information on whether to address these to the Administrator.

Refer to the following pages for more information

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

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