Today Dame Patsy and Sir David attended a promotion ceremony for 17 cadets of the Leadership Academy of 'A' Company, an educational institution in Whangarei. All the young men are affiliated with the men who served in 'A' Company of 28 (Maori) Battalion in the Second World War.
A meeting with the members of the Waitangi National Trust Board followed. Dame Patsy is Patron, and her yearly meeting with the Board is an opportunity to hear about their plans for the future. The Board is charged with overseeing the care and development of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, its historic buildings and its museums.
The day concluded with a reception hosted by the Royal New Zealand Navy on HMNZS Wellington, at Opua. Dame Patsy and Sir David joined other guests in commemorating our Navy's long association with Waitangi.