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West Coast Visit - Day One

Image of Dame Patsy speaking at Arahura Marae
Dame Patsy and Sir David received a warm welcome at Arahura marae on the first day of their three day visit to the West Coast. 

Lunchtime saw them meeting with local DOC staff for a round up of the opportunities and challenges facing conservation in the region, followed by a trip to the West Coast Treetop Walkway and a walk along the newly-extended Hokitika Gorge track.

Image of Dame Patsy and Sir David are having dinner with Mayor of Westland District, Bruce Smith and wife Jenny, and Mayor of Grey District Tania Gibson and husband Stephen.
Dinner that evening was a good opportunity to catch up with the Mayors of Westland District and  Grey District.

Arahura Marae images

DOC lunch images

West Coast Treetop Walk images

Hokitika Gorge images

 

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