Governor General

GG Lauds Team PNG

When attending welcome reception for Team PNG and officials, the GG said he was honoured to be part of the official welcome reception held yesterday to welcome back PNG’s athletes.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games was held in conjunction with celebrations to mark the 70th Platinum Jubilee Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as the longest reigning monarch and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations. 

“As the Queen’s representative, it is my honour and privilege to welcome back home our Team PNG athletes and officials from the Commonwealth Games.

GG Congratulates Soccer Team

The Governor General and Lady Emeline Dadae had earlier shared a short video on the

Government House Facebook page cheering and congratulating the women’s soccer team for advancing to the final match with Fiji.

Grand Chief Sir Bob, a soccer fan and enthusiast, has been following the women’s team’s progress closely and watching every match on television.  

GG Conveys Condolences

Mr. Abe, who was Japan’s longest serving prime minister, was assassinated whilst on a campaign trail in the city of Nara, in western Japan last Friday. 
Upon hearing the tragic news of the former Japanese Prime Minister, Sir Bob said he was shocked and saddened. 

Consultancy Service Contract Signed

This contract is for consultancy service for construction supervision, preparatory studies and detailed design of climbing lanes at Kassam Pass, Weigh Stations and trade and logistics platforms near Goroka.

The contract is valued at K13, 509, 420, inclusive of provisional sums and contingencies and GST. The contract will be fully funded by the Asian Development Bank.

G-G hosts State Dinner For HRH

In receiving Her Royal Highness Moresby South Member, Justin Tkatchenko announced her arrival in the presence of invited NGOs, business leaders and political leaders.

Sir Bob in his welcoming speech welcomed Her Royal Highness, whose presence made a very significant occasion in the history of United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Family, which is the Platinum Jubilee celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

G-G Swears In PSC Commissioners

They are Judith Stenis and Joseph Aka. They will serve as Commissioners of the Public Services Commission for a period of five years.

Stenis was appointed acting Commissioner in October 2020. Her appointment as Commissioner today follows the revocation of that earlier appointment.

The appointment of the two commissioners by the PSC Appointments Committee has been gazetted in the National Gazette. PSC Chairman, Apeo Sione attended and witnessed the swearing in ceremony.


New Zealand Prime Minister and Governor-General in isolation after possible Covid exposure

Ardern and Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro were on flight NZ8273 from Kerikeri to Auckland on 22 January. Someone who tested positive for Covid-19 was on the flight which added to the Ministry of Health's website as a location of interest last night.

The result of whole genome sequencing for the case is expected today, but it is likely to be Omicron, a media statement from the prime minister's office said last night.

Ardern and Dame Cindy were in Northland undertaking advance filming at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for the Waitangi Day broadcast.

Dame Cindy Kiro sworn in as Governor-General of New Zealand

After placing her hand on the Bible as requested by chief justice Helen Winkelmann, Dame Cindy recited the oaths of office in both English and Māori.

She is the first wāhine Māori to hold the position, and is of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahu and British descent.

Dame Cindy was born in Whangārei in 1958 and is the eldest of six children.

She was most recently the chief executive of the Royal Society - Te Apārangi, has been a Children's Commissioner and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Māori at the University of Auckland.

New judges sworn in

Justice Jacinta Joan Murray was appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission as a Judge of the Supreme and National Courts of Justice for a period of 10 years, commencing on the date she makes the Declaration of Office.

PNGeans urged to uphold Christian values

He made this call in light of the continued lawlessness and blatant abuse of freedom that our forefathers have sacrificed their lives for.

Governor General Sir Bob Dadae emphasised that unfortunately, our hard fought freedom has been taken for granted.

These frequent abuses that are evident in society today include gender-based violence and domestic violence, ongoing ethnic violence, disrespect for one another as well as for state and private properties, unlawful grabbing of traditional land and official and institutional corruption.