Wednesday 29 October

09:00 His Excellency hosts and chairs the Thomas George Macarthy Trust meeting and lunch; Government House, Wellington.

Thursday 30 October

11:00 Their Excellencies host a credentials ceremony and lunch for the envoys from Switzerland, Malaysia, Iran, Kosovo and the Czech Republic; Government House, Wellington.

Friday 31 October

19:30 Their Excellencies attend the Tedx Christchurch VIP reception; The George Hotel, Christchurch.

Saturday 1 November

09:00 Their Excellencies attend a Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Awards Ceremony; St Andrews College, Christchurch.

13:00 Their Excellencies present Scouts NZ Queen's Scout, GirlGuiding NZ Queen's Guide and Order of St John Grand Prior Awards; St Andrew's College, Christchurch.

Tuesday 4 November

10:00 Their Excellencies host the Frances Clarke Memorial Awards: Government House, Wellington. 

Wednesday 5 November

17:30 Their Excellencies host a Rhodes Scholarship reception; Government House, Wellington. 

Thursday 6 November

8:30 His excellency hosts the Rhodes Scholarship selection meeting and lunch; Government House, Wellington.

Friday 7 November

10:30 Their Excellencies host the Fostering Kids NZ Excellence in Foster Care Awards; Government House, Wellington.

Saturday 8 November

11:00 His Excellency presides at an Order of St John Investiture Ceremony and Youth Parade Inspection; Dunedin.

13:00 His Excellency attends an order of St John Celebratory Lunch; Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin.

19:00 His Excellency attends the NZ Kiwis vs England 2014 Rugby league Tournament; Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin.

Sunday 9 November

09:00 His Excellency chairs the Order of St john Chapter Formal meeting; Scenic Circles Hotel, Dunedin.

14:30 His Excellency meets with the Trustees of the Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust and visits Hone's crib; Kaka Point.

Monday 10 November

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

18:30 Their Excellencies host an Armistice Day Ballroom Dinner for veterans; Government House, Wellington. 

Tuesday 11 November

10:50 His Excellency attends, lays a wreath and speaks at the 96th National Armistice Day Commemoration; Parliament, Wellington.







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