October 31, 2021

The Governor General, the Right Honorable Dame Cindy Kiro and Dr. Richard Davies were saddened by the news of the death of Dame Cath Tizard.

“Dame Cath will always hold a special place in our history as the first woman to be appointed Governor General. New Zealanders remember her as someone who brought extraordinary energy and enthusiasm to the role. They appreciated her good humor and her straightforward, unpretentious approach that allowed her to connect with people from all walks of life. We can thank her for paving the way for women who have followed her example and taken their place in public life. “

Dame Cindy sent her sincere condolences to the whānau of Dame Cath and expressed her wish to join them in honoring the memory of Dame Cath when circumstances permit.

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