Western Bay of Plenty regional visit

20 Mar 2012

The Governor-General of New Zealand, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, undertook a four day visit to the Western Bay of Plenty region from 13 - 16 March 2012.

Sir Jerry Mateparae began the visit by officially opening the Tauranga Riding for the Disabled Indoor Arena, Te Maru o Ngāti Pukenga, and was formally welcomed to the region by the Tauranga Moana Iwi at Maungatapu Marae.

The four-day programme included visits to the Rena Incident Control Centre, Mount Maunganui College, a kiwifruit orchard in Paengaroa and the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

The Governor-General also released two Kiwi into Otanewainuku Forest.

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13 March

Official Opening of the Tauranga RDA Indoor Arena, Te Maru o Ngāti Pukenga
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Formal welcome to the region at Maungatapu (Opopoti) Marae
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Reception - Tauranga Chamber of Commerce
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14 March

Visit to Mount Maunganui College
Speech
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Visit to the Rena Incident Command Centre
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Release of two Kiwi into Otanewainuku Forest
Speech
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1RNZIR (The Gurr Battalion) Reunion Dinner
Speech

15 March

Paengaroa Primary School
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Visit to the Trinity Lands Trust Kiwifruit Orchard
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Visit to Apata packhouse and Andaria Avocado orchard
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Patronage Reception
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16 March

Visit to the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
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