Anand Satyanand is new Gov General of New Zealand

Judge Anand Satyanand, a leading lawyer and ombudsman of Indo-Fijian descent, will be sworn in as New Zealand's Governor-General.

He will be the first Governor-General of Asian descent.

Judge Satyanand has close ties to Asia and to the Pacific. He is of Indian descent and his parents moved to New Zealand from Fiji.

Judge Satyanand has had a multi-faceted career as a lawyer, a judge, and an ombudsman. Throughout his working life Judge Satyanand has made a substantial contribution to legal reform and legal education.

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