****Regional Visit Queenstown, Central Otago and Fiordland****

Monday 16 November

19:30 Their Excellencies attend a Mayors Dinner; The Rees Hotel, Queenstown

Tuesday 17 November

09:45 Their Excellencies visit the Salvation Army Community Garden; Alexandra

10:25 His Excellency visits The Community House and has morning tea with community organisations; Centennial Ave, Alexandra

13:00 Their Excellencies visit Highlands Motorsport Park; SH6, Cromwell

16:00 Their Excellencies attend a tourism dinner at Walter Peak Station; Queenstown

Wednesday 18 November

09:00 Their Excellencies visit Queenstown Resort College;Coronation Drive, Queenstown

10:15 Their Excellencies visit Queenstown St John Ambulance; Douglas Street, Frankton

12:00 Their Excellencies host a lunch for community groups; Queenstown Resort College, Coronation Drive, Queenstown

16:30 Their Excellencies cruise Milford Sound

Thursday 19 November

09:15 Their Excellencies visit the Milford Emergency Rescue Team; Milford Sound

11:15 Their Excellencies visit a Kepler Track regeneration project undertaken by children; Rainbow Reach, Te Anau

12:45 Their Excellencies attend a lunch for community health and emergency services workers; Te Anau

15:30 Their Excellencies sail on the Southern Winds, visiting Anchor and Pigeon Islands; Dusky Sound, Fiordland

Monday 23 November

16:00 His Excellency attends Executive Council; Parliament, Wellington

Tuesday 24 November

18:00 Their Excellencies host a reception celebrating the year's theme of Nationhood; Government House, Auckland

Wednesday 25 November

10:00 His Excellency presents the 2015 Sir George Elliot Charitable Trust Scholarships; Government House, Auckland

17:00 His Excellency hosts the FYD Excellence Awards 2015; Government House, Auckland

Thursday 26 November

10:45 Their Excellencies host a Credentials Ceremony for Egypt, Spain, Cuba, Fiji, Montenegro and Kenya

Friday 27 November

19:00 Their Excellencies host a reunion dinner for 1RNZIR Commanding Officers; Government House, Auckland










































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  • Charlotte Royale cake recipe
  • Charlotte Royale recipe - in honour of Princess Charlotte
  • Prince Harry - Visit Itinerary
  • Amazing Easter Wreath
  • The Governor-General's Anzac of the Year Award
  • Bledisloe Garden Reception 2015
  • New Year Message
  • Christmas Eccles Cakes
  • State Banquet for the President of China
  • Grilled Turbot Fillet and Cwmglyn Rarebit
  • The Governor-General and Government Formation After the Election
  • Government House Recipes - Orange and Olive Oil Syrup Cake
  • New Year message - 2014
    Governor-General's 2014 New Year message
  • New Year Honours 2014
    Queen honours New Zealand's best
  • Nelson Mandela
    Governor-General pays tribute to South African leader
  • Niue and the Cook Islands
    Visits reaffirm special relationships within the Realm of New Zealand
  • Badge of the General Fono of Tokelau
    Governor-General hosts ceremony at Government House
  • Leadership Week
    Governor-General leads the Sir Peter Blake Trust Dream Team
  • Matariki 2013
    Governor-General recognises the contribution of women
  • Coronation Diamond Jubilee
    The Governor-General looks back at the Queen's 1953 Coronation
  • AIDS Candlelight Memorial
    Message from the Governor-General
  • South Canterbury and North Otago Regional Visit
    20-23 February: An overview
  • Waitangi Day - 2013
    Governor-General and Lady Janine visit Waitangi and Auckland
  • New Year Message 2013
    Governor-General issues his 2013 New Year message
  • New Year Honours 2013
    New Zealanders recognised by The Queen of New Zealand
  • Birthday cake
    Secrets of Government House birthday cake revealed
  • Diamond Jubilee visit
    Royal couple to visit Auckland, Wellington, Manawatu and Christchurch
  • Royal reception
    Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall prepare for trip to downunder
  • New Zealand's Governor-General
    Government House publishes new booklet
  • 2012 London Olympic Games
    The Governor-General supports the NZ Olympic Team in London
  • Diamond Jubilee message
    The Governor-General's Diamond Jubilee message
  • Open to view - credentials ceremonies
    Watch the video of a credentials ceremony at Government House
  • Western Bay of Plenty regional visit
    The Governor-General makes his first official visit.
  • Open Days 2014
    Government House Open Days 2014
  • Christchurch and Canterbury Earthquake Anniversary
    The Governor-General's Programme
  • Waitangi Celebrations 2012
    The Governor-General's first Waitangi Day Programme
  • Governor-General's New Year Message
    Sir Jerry Mateparae issues his 1st New Year message - watch the video
  • State Opening of Parliament
    Governor-General announces the Government's plans
  • Speaker-elect confirmation ceremony
    Dr Smith confirmed as Speaker of the House
  • Appointment of the new Government
    The Governor-General appoints the new Government
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Emblem
    New emblem to mark the Diamond Jubilee
  • Rugby World Cup
    Message from the Queen of New Zealand on the All Blacks' victory
  • State Swearing-in of Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae
    A Government House short film
  • Royal NZ Navy 70th Anniversary
    The Governor-General hosted and attended associated events
  • New Zealand Gallantry Awards
    Government House has today issued a special honours list
  • One year on from the 4 September 2010 Canterbury earthquake
    Governor-General issues a message
  • Swearing in ceremony
    Sir Jerry Mateparae to become NZ's 20th Governor-General
  • Sir Paul Reeves
    New Zealand's first Governor-General of Maori descent dies
  • Visit by King George Tupou V of Tonga
    The Governor-General hosted a State Welcome for the King of Tonga
  • Māori King visits Government House
    The King plants a tree to mark the visit
  • Matariki
    The Governor-General's 2011 Matariki Message
  • The Royal Wedding
    Sir Anand and Lady Susan attended the Royal Wedding on 29 April
  • ANZAC Day message
    The Governor-General's message for ANZAC Day commemorations
  • The National Christchurch Memorial Service
    Details and photos are available here.
  • Christchurch Earthquake
    Governor-General offers the support of all New Zealanders
  • Canterbury earthquake
    World leaders send messages of support to New Zealand
  • Waitangi Day 2011
    Sir Anand Satyanand's last Waitangi Day as Governor-General
  • New Year Message
    Governor-General issues his message for 2011
  • Pike River Mine Tragedy
    World leaders send messages of support to New Zealand
  • Governor-General visits Canterbury
    A visit to support and encourage those affected by the earthquake
  • New Year Message
    Governor-General issues his message for 2010
  • Governor-General's 2009 New Year Message
    New Zealanders urged to volunteer