Gold Award Ceremonies
2020 Gold Ceremony Dates
Revised due to COVID-19
Wellington– Saturday 5th September - All invited recipients, Award Leaders and Heads have been contacted via email in regard to this ceremony. Please respond as soon as possible.
Christchurch – Sunday 11th October
Auckland – Wednesday 18th November
We currently have a waiting list for some of our Award Ceremonies so please don't make travel bookings until you have received an email from us officially inviting you to a ceremony and you have RSVP'd. Venues for all of these Award Ceremonies will be confirmed closer to the time.
The attendance of the Her Excellency Dame Patsy Reddy at our Gold Award Ceremonies will be as follows:
At the conclusion of the formal Award Ceremony the Governor General will join the celebration, address the audience, have a group photo and then spend the remainder of the time amongst the invitees and talking with the Awardees.
The Governor General has a preference to spend time amongst the recipients and have the opportunity to talk with them. She is happy to have photos taken during this time.
Her Excellency Dame Patsy Reddy will attend the Gold Ceremonies wherever possible, Government House schedules her commitments to be as inclusive as possible. From time to time she may be called upon at short notice to be elsewhere and will not be able to attend a ceremony.