ANAND SATYANAND, Governor-General
To the Chief Electoral Officer:
Pursuant to section 125 of the Electoral Act 1993, I authorise and require you to make all necessary arrangements for the conduct of a general election.
The last day and time for the nomination of constituency candidates is noon on 14 October 2008.
Polling day is Saturday, 8 November 2008.
You are required to endorse on this writ the name of every constituency candidate who is elected, and then return the writ to the Clerk of the House of Representatives on or before 27 November 2008.
Signed by His Excellency the Governor-General at Wellington on 8 October 2008.
ANNETTE KING, Minister of Justice