Sir Michael Hardie Boys

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Sir Michael Hardie Boys, GNZM, GCMG, KstJ, QSO, PC (born 6 October 1931) is a New Zealand jurist, former Judge of the New Zealand Court of Appeal, and a former Governor-General of New Zealand (1996-2001).He is a member of the Anglican Church.


He has been married to Edith Mary (nee Zohrab) since 1957, and is the father of 2 sons and 2 daughters.

Governor-General of New Zealand

Sir Michael became Governor-General in early 1996. He proved to be an extremely popular figure accepting many positions as a patron of many organisations,including the position of Patron of the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand.

After his retirement as Governor-General of New Zealand.

Since his retirement as Governor-General of New Zealand, he has served as a Judge of the Kiribati Court of Appeal. He has retired to Waikanae, where he pursues gardening as a hobby and as a way of keeping himself fit and active.