Sir Anand Satyanand, GNZM, QSO, KStJ (born 22 July 1944) is the 19th and current Governor-General of New Zealand. He previously worked as a lawyer, judge and ombudsman.
Early life and familySatyanand was born and raised in Auckland to an Indo-Fijian and Anglo-Indian family. His grandparents arrived in Fiji from India in 1911, and were married on Nukulau Island. His father, Mutyala Satyanand, a medical doctor, was born in Sigatoka in 1913 and arrived in New Zealand in 1927 to attend high school. His mother Tara Tillak was a nurse from Suva. She married his father after moving to New Zealand.
Satyanand married Susan Sharpe in Auckland in 1970. She was born in Sydney, Australia in 1947 and moved to New Zealand with her family in 1955. He and his wife have three adult ...
Doctors have ordered the Governor-General, Sir Anand Satyanand, to spend a few more days in hospital.
Sir Anand was admitted to Auckland City Hospital on Monday morning after struggling with a chest infection.
Government House public affairs manager Antony Paltridge said Sir Anand was "on the mend" but was not yet ready to return home.
"His doctors have recommended he stay in hospital for a couple more days. We can't say much more than that at this stage."
Paltridge said he was unsure when Sir Anand would return to official duties.
Earlier, Official Secretary Niels Holm said Sir Anand ...
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The Governor-General, Sir Anand Satyanand, made the following speech at the funeral of Lt Tim O'Donnell. May I first acknowledge Mark and Mary-Anne O'Donnell and members of the O'Donnell family, then you: Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister, Ministers of the Crown; Leader of the Opposition Hon Phil Goff; Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae, Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force; Major General Rhys Jones, Chief of Army and fellow service chiefs; Lieutenant Colonel Hugh McAslan, Commanding Officer 2nd/1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment; Officers and men and women of the New Zealand ...
The Christchurch City Council now has a new home.The new Christchurch Civic Building was opened today by the Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand.The building is a 50/50 joint venture redevelopment of the former New Zealand Post Mail Centre.The Council and Ngai Tahu Property are the owners and it is the first public iwi partnership development in New Zealand.Christchurch mayor Bob Parker says the opening was a proud day for Christchurch residents and also for the nearly 1300 staff who have worked in cramped, poorly lit and ventilated conditions for years. He says more than 2,000 people worked ...