Governor-General has heart surgery

  • 30/11/2015
Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae (Simon Wong/3 News)
Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae (Simon Wong/3 News)

The governor-general has undergone heart surgery.

Sir Jerry Mateparae is recovering in hospital after having a heart valve replaced today.

The problem with his heart was discovered during a routine medical check in October.

He will remain in hospital for a few days before continuing to recuperate at Government House.

Dame Sian Elias will take over his constitutional duties until December 15.

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