Wednesday 3 December

11:00 Their Excellencies host a Credentials Ceremony for Jamaica, South Korea, Uruguay, Sweden and Malta; Government House, Wellington.

18:30 Their Excellencies attend and His Excellency presents the 2014 Attitude Awards; Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland.

Thursday 4 December

16:00 His Excellency officially opens the New Squadron HQ; Bridge Pa Airfield, Maraekakaho Road, Hastings.

17:30 His Excellency attends the Flaxmere College Senior Prizegiving; Flaxmere College, Henderson Road, Flazmere, Hastings.

Saturday 6 December

10:00 Their Excellencies host a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Badge Award Ceremony; Government House, Wellington.

14:30 Their Excellencies host a Girls' Brigade and Boys' Brigade combined Queen's Award ceremony; Government House, Wellington

Tuesday 9 December

14:00 His excellency receives a farewell call by Ambassador HE Mr Noppadon Theppitak of Thailand; Government House, Auckland.

Wednesday 10 December

18:15 Their Excellencies attend and His Excellency speaks at the Lion Foundation Young enterprise Scheme national Awards Dinner; Wellington.

Friday 12 December

17:00 Their Excellencies host The Royal Society of New Zealand 'Realise the Dream' Awards ceremony; Government House, Wellington.

Saturday 13 December

09:30 His Excellency attends the 75th Anniversary of the battle of the River Plate Wreathlaying Parade; Achilles Point, Auckland.

Monday 15 December

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

Tuesday 16 December

14:00 His Excellency attends the Governor-General's Cricket Match; Basin Reserve, Wellington.

16:45 Her Excellency hosts the Kapiti Vaulting Club afternoon tea; Government House, Wellington.

Saturday 20 December

09:30 His Excellency officially launches the Hokitika Gold Rush 150th celebrations; Hokitika.

Sunday 21 December

10:00 Their Excellencies attend the Anglican Church Bi-Centenary Civic Service; Rangihoua Heritage Park, Oihi, Bay of Islands.











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