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Governor of Pitcairn Islands sworn in

News 2 Feb 2018

Last Thursday the new Governor of Pitcairn Islands, Her Excellency Laura Clarke, was sworn in at a ceremony in Auckland before the Chief Justice, Charles Blackie.

The ceremony took place at the residence of the British Consul General in Auckland, Robin Shackell.

PCF Chair, Peter Kiely, attended the ceremony which included representatives of the Pitcairn Islands community.

The Governor is based in Wellington and also serves as British High Commissioner to New Zealand.

The Pitcairn Islands comprise four volcanic islands in the South Pacific Ocean and are a British overseas territory in the South Pacific.

The Pitcairn Islanders are descended mostly from the nine Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians who accompanied them there.

Thanks to a Department of International Development project Pitcairn exports honey and also some dried fruit.