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Cabinet Decision CAB-19-SUB-0526: Proposed Overseas Travel: Governor-General (October 2019)

Issue date: 
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
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The Report on Overseas Travel: Governor-General, and related Minute (CAB-19-MIN-0619) have been withheld in full under section 9(2)(f)(i) of the Act, in order to maintain the confidentiality of communications by or with the Sovereign or her representative.

This Cabinet paper and related Cabinet minute have been proactively released by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, on behalf of Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister.

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Extract from Cabinet Minute CAB-19-MIN-0526 Proposed Overseas Travel: Governor-General

On 14 October 2019, Cabinet:

1noted that the Governor-General will be absent from New Zealand from 20 to 27 October 2019 to travel to:

1.1Japan, to represent New Zealand at the enthronement of the Emperor of Japan;

1.2the Republic of Korea, to attend the naming ceremony of the New Zealand naval vessel HMNZS Aotearoa;

2noted that the Governor-General will be accompanied by Sir David Gascoigne, the Official Secretary, and an Aide-de-Camp from Government House;

3noted that the total cost of the visit for the Governor-General’s party will be approximately [9(2)(f)(iv)], as a charge to Vote: Prime Minister and Cabinet;

4noted that the Governor-General’s party will be accompanied by two Diplomatic Protection Service officers, whose travel expenses will be charged to Vote: Police;

5noted that in the absence of the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Dame Helen Winkelmann will act as Administrator of the Government from 20 to 27 October 2019.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 26 November 2019

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