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The Honourable

Dame Catherine Tizard

ONZ GCMG GCVO DBE QSO DStJ
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16th Governor-General of New Zealand
In office
13 December 1990 – 21 March 1996
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Jim Bolger
Preceded by Paul Reeves
Succeeded by Michael Hardie Boys
Mayor of Auckland City
In office
1983–1990
Preceded by Colin Kay
Succeeded by Les Mills
Personal details
Born 4 April 1931 (1931-04-04) (age 88)
Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Bob Tizard (1951–1980)
Alma mater University of Auckland

Dame Catherine Anne Tizard (née Maclean; born 4 April 1931) is New Zealand politician. She served as the Mayor of Auckland City and the 16th Governor-General of New Zealand. She the first woman to hold either office.


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