RIP Cath Tizard

Dame Catherine Tizard has died, aged 90. She was Mayor of Auckland from 1983 to 1990 and Governor-General from 1990 to 1996.

Many will also remember her from the show, Beauty and the Beast, with Selwyn Toogood.

She almost had to use her reserve powers in 1993 when National won 50 seats and the opposition 49 seats. Back then the Speaker had no deliberative vote which meant National may not have been able to govern. But the issue was solved by Labour’s Peter Tapsell agreeing to become Speaker.

Condolences to her family and friends.

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