03 April 2006
A Smart Choice For 21st Century New Zealand
"New Zealand First fully supports the appointment of Judge Anand Satyanand as Governor-General and believe he is the right person to carry out the diverse role of the Queen's representative in 21st century New Zealand," says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.
“Judge Satyanand has the experience, respect and demeanour to fulfil the various demands of this most important constitutional role in the manner we expect in New Zealand.
"His service as a lawyer, a High Court Judge and Ombudsman means that he is well acquainted with the nuances of our evolving nation while respectful of our traditions and mixed heritages.
"We look forward to Judge Satyanand taking up his appointment later in the year, and wish him the very best in this role," concluded Mr Peters.