Cindy Kiro, an indigenous woman named New Zealand’s next governor-general

Dame Cindy Kiro, an indigenous woman has been   named as the next governor-general of New Zealand.  

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her appointment.  Kiro’s five-year term begins in October, when she will replace Patsy Reddy. 

Kiro used to be the Children’s Commissioner and has extensive experience working with Government. She also has a lengthy academic background and was appointed as a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM) for services to child wellbeing and education in the New Year 2021 Honours List. 

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