Michael Hardie Boys facts for kids
Sir Michael Hardie Boys
|17th Governor-General of New Zealand|
21 March 1996 – 21 March 2001
|Prime Minister||Jim Bolger (1996–1997)
Jenny Shipley (1997–1999)
Helen Clark (1999–2001)
|Preceded by||Dame Catherine Tizard|
|Succeeded by||Dame Silvia Cartwright|
|Born||6 October 1931
Wellington, New Zealand
Sir Michael Hardie Boys (born 6 October 1931) is a New Zealand jurist and was the country's 17th Governor-General, from 1996 to 2001.
In 2004, he stated his opposition to New Zealand becoming a republic, stating in an interview: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
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Hardie Boys (left) with United States President Bill Clinton, 1999.
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