Governor-General, Dame Cindy Kiro, will appoint New Zealand’s new Government Ministry today.
The ceremony will take place at Government House in Wellington at 11am.
During the ceremony, Dame Cindy (pictured) will exercise her reserve powers to appoint Christopher Luxon as Prime Minister and as an Executive Councillor.
The ceremony will also involve the appointment of a new Executive Council; a meeting of the Executive Council at which councillors will take their oaths and affirmations; and the appointment of Executive Councillors to Ministerial portfolios. Parliamentary Under-Secretaries will then be appointed and take their oaths or affirmations.
The Executive Council is the highest formal instrument of government. It is created by the Letters Patent that also establish the Office of Governor-General, and is part of the executive branch of government that carries out formal acts of government. The Executive Council comprises all Ministers of the Crown, whether those Ministers are inside or outside Cabinet.