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Governor-General to visit Christchurch

Issue date: 
Friday, 10 May 2013

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, will visit Christchurch on Monday 13 May 2013 to support the on-going recovery of the city, hosting a meeting of community groups and opening new school facilities.

Sir Jerry Mateparae will host a roundtable and networking meeting with a variety of representatives from more than 15 community groups, organisations and businesses committed to improving Christchurch with a range of initiatives.   It is an opportunity for the Governor-General to learn of their work and for the groups to share information about their activities.

The meeting will be held in the boardroom of Chambers PR, 147 Fitzgerald Ave, Linden, from 1.30pm and media are invited to attend.  For more information, please contact:  Kaila Colbin, Ministry of Awesome, on 027 466 2530 or Sam Johnson on 027 441-3927.

Following this meeting, the Governor-General will open the new Chapel Auditorium and Gymnasium complex at St Margaret’s College in Merivale.  Eighty percent of the school was damaged by the series of earthquakes since September 2010.

Media who want to attend the opening ceremony are requested to be at St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Merivale, by 4.15pm.  For more information about the rebuild of the school and the event, please contact Jo Brady, Director of Community Relations: 027-2227935

Summary:

Monday 13 May 2013:

1.30pm—Community group roundtable meeting, Chambers PR, 147 Fitzgerald Ave.  More information: Kaila Colbin, Ministry of Awesome, on 027 466 2530 or Sam Johnson on 027 441-3927.

4.15pm—Opening of new facilities at St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Merivale.  More information: Jo Brady, Director of Community Relations: 027 2227935

Or contact Antony Paltridge, Public Affairs Manager, Government House on 021 470583

Last updated: 
Friday, 10 May 2013

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