ANAND SATYANAND, Governor-General
I, The Honourable Anand Satyanand, Governor-General of New Zealand, hereby declare that, pursuant to the Electoral Act 1993, I have today signed the Writ authorising and requiring the Chief Electoral Officer to conduct a general election.
Given under the hand of His Excellency the Governor-General, and issued under the Seal of New Zealand, on 8 October 2008.
HELEN CLARK, Prime Minister
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!