Monday 16 March

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

Wednesday 18 March

16:00 His Excellency receives a farewell call from the head of Mission to Addis Ababa, Mr Bruce Shepherd; Government House, Wellington

Thursday 19 March

16:00 Their Excellencies  receive a call by Prime Minister of Vietnam and Mrs Dung; Government House, Auckland

Saturday 21 March

16:00 Their Excellencies host Nationhood to Neighbourhood Garden Party; Government House, Auckland

Sunday 22 March

11:00 His Excellency attends the Governor-General's Youth XI v Past New Zealand XI cricket match; The Willows Cricket Club, Christchurch.

Monday 23 March

16:00 His Excellency attends Executive Council; Government House, Auckland

Tuesday 24 March

10:00 His Excellency receives a call from the Governor of Canakkale, Mr Ahmet Cinar; Government House, Wellington.

Wednesday 25 March

04:45 His Excellency attends the soft opening of Pukehau National War Memorial Park; Tasman Street, Wellington.

19:00 Her Excellency attends the Floral Art Society of New Zealand 50th Anniversary Conference and AGM; Rotorua.

Thursday 26 March

08:45 Her Excellency presents the awards at FloravisionNZ 2015; Civic Theatre, Rotorua Convention Centre, Rotorua

Friday 27 March

15:00 His Excellency opens the rebuilt Christchurch Memorial Returned and Services Association Building; 74 Armagh Street, Christchurch.

Sunday 29 March

17:50 His Excellency speaks at the welcome reception of the 14th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect; Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Auckland

Tuesday 7 April

10:45 His Excellency speaks at the Bronchiectasis Foundation Launch; Barge Showgrounds Events Centre, Whangarei

Wednesday 8 April

14:00 Their Excellencies attend and His Excellency officially opens the new Te Hopai hospital wing; Wellington Hospital, Newtown, Wellington.

Thursday 9 April

09:30 His Excellency hosts a ceremony to present a korowai to the Chief of Defence Force; Government House, Wellington.

Friday 10 April

12:00 His Excellency hosts a working lunch and meeting for the 2015 Anzac of the Year judging panel; Government House, Wellington.

15:00 Their Excellencies attend the NZ Secondary Students Choir rehearsal; Wellington Girls' College Hall, Pipitea Street, Thorndon, Wellington.

Saturday 11 April

09:00 Her Excellency hosts the Wellington Homeopaths Casetaking Workshop; Government House, Wellington.

Sunday 12 April

19:30 Their Excellencies host dinner for the Governor of Queensland Paul de Jersey and Mrs de Jersey; Government House, Wellington.

Monday 13 April

10:30 His Excellency opens the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ Support Services Centre; Pembroke Street, Hamilton East

14:30 His Excellency visits CTC Aviation Crew Training Centre; Boyd Road, Hamilton Airport, Hamilton.

16:30 His Excellency attends the WorldSkills New Zealand Opening Ceremony; Waikato Institute of Technology, Tristram Street, Hamilton.

Wednesday 15 April

11:00 Their Excellencies host Credentials Ceremonies for Belarus, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Suriname; Government House, Auckland.

19:00 Their Excellencies host a  dinner for the Tennis Auckland Board; Government House, Auckland.

Friday 17 April

19:30 His excellency opens the Amputees Federation of New Zealand National Conference; Amora Hotel, Wakefield Street, Wellington.

Saturday 18 April

11:00 His Excellency officially opens Pukeahu National War Memorial Park; Wellington.

Monday 20 April

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

Tuesday 21 April

18:00 Their Excellencies host NZ Search and Rescue (NZSAR) Council Awards; Government House, Wellington. 
























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