Government House in Wellington is the official residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO, and Lady Janine Mateparae.
More than 15,000 visitors pass through Government House in Wellington each year, from foreign Heads of State, politicians and diplomats, to ordinary New Zealanders, young and old. Functions hosted by the Governor-General range from formal ceremonies, state dinners and honours investitures to garden parties, open days and tours of the House and gardens.
Government House has about 29 staff providing administrative and support services for the Governor-General to enable him to carry out the functions of the office and maintain the official residence and grounds in Wellington, as well as the smaller Government House in Auckland.
The Governor-General's website contains extensive information on the role of the Governor-General, his engagements, speeches and photographs as well as a information and images about Government House.