Engagements

Tuesday 3 March

11:00 Their Excellencies host a Credentials ceremony and lunch for Tuvalu, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, France and Bangladesh; Government House, Wellington.

Thursday 5 March

19:00 Their Excellencies host dinner for the Auckland Arts Festival patrons and sponsors; Government House, Auckland.

Friday 6 March

14:00 Their Excellencies host a Nationhood event for Arthritis NZ, The Fred Hollows Foundation, The Heart Foundation and The Hepatitis Foundation; Government House, Auckland.

Saturday 7 March

10:30 His Excellency formally opens the Soho covenants; Arrowtown

14:00 Her Excellency hosts the Auckland Philharmonia 2015 Summer Matinee; Government House, Auckland.

14:30 His Excellency speaks at the official opening of the LandSAR Headquarters building; Ballantyne Road, Wanaka.

Monday 9 March

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

18:00 Their Excellencies attend and His Excellency delivers the Queen's Commonwealth Day Message; Wellington Cathedral of St Paul.

20:00 Their Excellencies host a dinner for the Queen's Private Secretary, Sir Christopher Geidt; Government House, Wellington.

Wednesday 11 March

10:30 His Excellency participates in the national Army Museum Golf Tournament 2015; Burnham Golf Course, Christchurch.

19:00 Her Excellency is guest speaker at the Feilding Women's Dinner Club; Feilding.

Thursday 12 March

13:00 His Excellency hosts the national final of the ANZ RSA Cyril basset VC Speech Competition 2015; Government House Wellington

Friday 13 March

15:00 His Excellency hosts an afternoon tea for the Gallipoli 2015 Youth Ambassadors; Government House, Wellington.

Monday 16 March

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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