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The Governor-General to visit Gisborne

Issue date: 
Monday, 9 June 2014

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae, will undertake a regional visit to Gisborne this week.


Their visit officially begins on Wednesday 11 June when Sir Jerry and Lady Janine Mateparae will meet volunteers at Gisborne Sunshine Service before joining mayor of Gisborne Meng Foon for a working lunch.


Sir Jerry will formally launch the Te Hā Sestercentennial Trust at a function on Thursday 12 June. The Trust is responsible for implementing commemorations for the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first voyage to New Zealand.


The Governor-General will also visit Tolaga Bay, where he will meet senior students from Tolaga Bay Area School who have recently returned from the 28th Maori Battalion Legacy Tour. He will also plant a native tree, propagated from seeds of specimens collected in the area by botanist Joseph Banks, who accompanied Captain Cook.

 
Lady Janine Mateparae will arrive in Gisborne a day earlier on Tuesday 10 June to visit a meeting of GirlGuiding Gisborne. As Patron of GirlGuiding New Zealand, Lady Janine will present awards and meet Guides, Brownies and Pippins from the greater Gisborne region.

ENDS
Media contact:  Jo Blick, Government House Public Affairs Adviser 021 545 723.

Programme:

Tuesday 10 June 2014
1600 Lady Janine visits GirlGuiding Gisborne
For more information, contact Robyn Watkins, GirlGuiding New Zealand ph 027 249 5522

Wednesday 11 June 2014
1110 The Governor-General and Lady Janine meet with volunteers from Sunshine Service at their depot. (For more information, contact Ross Thomson, Manager, Gisborne Sunshine Service, ph 06 867 2905)

1200 The Governor-General and Lady Janine attend a working lunch with Mayor of Gisborne, Meng Foon. (For more information, contact Jo Blick, Government House Public Affairs Adviser, ph 021 545 723)

1330 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit Lytton High School and meet with senior student leaders from Gisborne Secondary Schools. (For more information, contact Mere Pohatu, Regional Director Te Puni Kokiri Tairāwhiti, ph 0274 469 701)

1500 The Governor-General visits Eastland Wood Council logging site.No media.

1830 The Governor-General and Lady Janine will host a reception for the Gisborne Chamber of Commerce. (For more information, contact Lisa Lyte, Gisborne Chamber of Commerce, ph 06 863 0384)

Thursday 12 June 2014
1000 The Governor-General and Lady Janine will be welcomed to Tolaga Bay.

1030 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit the IT Hub/Te Pataka Pumanawa at the Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre of Excellence. (For more information, please contact Victor Walker, Chairman Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre of Excellence)

1100 The Governor-General and Lady Janine meet with local High School students who were part of the 28th Maori Battalion Legacy Tour. (For more information, please contact Nori Parata, Principal/Tumuaki, phone 0273 209 791)

1130 The Governor-General and Lady Janine meet with students involved with the Uawanui Environmental Sustainability Project and plant a tree. (For more information, please contact Nori Parata, Principal/Tumuaki, phone 0273 209 791)

1215 The Governor-General and Lady Janine join students of Tolaga Bay School and members of the community for a Matariki hangi. (For more information, please contact Sue McCosh, ph 06 862 6765)

1300 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit the Surf Life Saving Club at Tolaga Bay. (For more information, please contact Kerehama Blackman, Club Captain, ph 0211 843 374)

1600 Te Ha 1769 Sestercentennial Trust tour of historical sites relating to the first Maori and European contact. (For more information, contact Richard Brooking, Chairman Te Hā 1769 Sestercentennial Trust, ph 0272 454 037)

1830 The Governor-General and Lady Janine attend a reception to launch the Te Hā 1769  Sestercentennial Trust. (For more information, contact Bronwen Holdsworth, Trustee Te Hā 1769 Sestercentennial Trust, ph 021 377 482)


Friday 13 June 2014
0900 The Governor-General visits EIT, Tairāwhiti Campus, Gisborne. (For more information, please contact Jan Mogford, Campus Director, EIT Tairāwhiti Campus, ph 0272 603 700)

1045 The Governor-General visits Toko Toru Tapu Church and Manutuke Marae. (For more information, contact James Blackburne, Director Architects 44 Ltd, ph 0274 818 093


 

Last updated: 
Monday, 9 June 2014

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