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The Honourable
Dame Silvia Cartwright
PCNZM DBE QSO DStJ
18th Governor-General of New Zealand
In office
4 April 2001 â€“ 4 August 2006
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Helen Clark
Preceded by Sir Michael Hardie-Boys
Succeeded by Sir Anand Satyanand
Personal details
Born Silvia Rose Poulter
(1943-11-07) 7 November 1943 (age 73)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Spouse(s) Peter Cartwright
Alma mater University of Otago

We often plough so much energy into the big picture, we forget the pixels.
We can survive as a population only if we conserve, develop sustainably, and protect the world's resources.
Silvia Cartwright
The rights of the individual are greatly prized in the developed world, but in many other regions they are considered a luxury reserved for the impossibly wealthy.
Silvia Cartwright
The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.
Silvia Cartwright
Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.
Silvia Cartwright
There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends.
Silvia Cartwright
The domination of western values, beliefs and way of life has angered many from the east and in developing countries.
Silvia Cartwright
If we are genuinely committed to promoting a culture of peace, as individuals we must look to our values and ensure that we all exhibit a peace loving life to our nation's children.
Silvia Cartwright
We in the west are seen as godless, as greedy and as uncaring about the suffering of those in the developing world.
Silvia Cartwright