We are saddened by the news of Governor-General Dame Catherine Tizard's passing.

Dame Cath Tizard.Dame Catherine Tizard was the first woman to be appointed as Governor-General and we are fortunate to have a special memory of Dame Catherine Tizard opening The Wellington Women's House in 1992.

Find out more about the history of Wellington Women's House

We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the new Governor-General of Aotearoa New Zealand, Dame Cindy Kiro.