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Governor-General to visit Marlborough

Issue date: 
Monday, 22 September 2014

Local schools, vineyards and aquaculture initiatives will feature during the upcoming visit of the Governor-General, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae to Marlborough.

The visit will commence with a welcome onto Waikawa Marae in Picton on Tuesday 23 September. Sir Jerry and Lady Janine Mateparae will visit Queen Charlotte College to talk to students involved in hospitality and aquaculture programmes before travelling on to Blenheim.

In the afternoon Sir Jerry will visit Marlborough Girls College to see their international educational initiatives, and will later attend an aviation business cluster meeting. Sir Jerry and Lady Janine will then attend a presentation and reception at the Marlborough Research Centre.

On Wednesday 24 September Sir Jerry and Lady Janine will visit Seddon School and Yealands Estate in the morning. In the afternoon Sir Jerry will visit Cuddon Limited and Lady Janine will visit Alzheimer’s Society Marlborough where there will be a demonstration by Marlborough Floral Arts Group. In the evening, Sir Jerry and Lady Janine will officially open a new scout campsite at Waihopai.

On Thursday 25 September Sir Jerry and Lady Janine will visit the Wairau Bar archaeological site before returning to Blenheim for a meeting of the Marlborough Youth Council at the Council Chambers. They will then leave Blenheim and travel to Outward Bound Anakiwa, and then on to Mistletoe Bay Eco Village.

On Friday 26 September Sir Jerry will visit a mussel farm in Kenepuru Sound before visiting Sanford’s processing plant in Havelock.

Full programme:

Tuesday 23 September
09:00 The Governor-General and Lady Janine attend a powhiri at Waikawa Marae, Picton. Media wishing to attend the powhiri should contact Dawn McConnell, Trustee of Waikawa Marae, on 03 5735156

10:20 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit Queen Charlotte College

14:00 The Governor-General visits Marlborough Girls College

15.30 The Governor-General attends a Top of the South Aviation Business Cluster Roundtable discussion.

17:30 The Governor-General and Lady Janine attend the Food and Beverage Innovation Cluster presentation at the Marlborough Research Centre

Wednesday 24 September 
09:45 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit Seddon School

11:45 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit Yealands Estate

14:15 The Governor-General visits Cuddon Limited

14:30 Lady Janine visits Alzheimer’s Society Marlborough

19:00 The Governor-General and Lady Janine open Waihopai Scouts New Zealand campsite

Thursday 25 September
09:00 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit the archaeological site at Wairau Bar

12:30 The Governor-General and Lady Janine attend a meeting of the Marlborough Youth Council

14:30 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit Outward Bound Anakiwa

15:45 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit Mistletoe Bay Eco Village and Camp Ground

Friday 26 September
09:00 The Governor-General visits a Kenepuru Sound Mussel Farm and Sanford Processing Plant in Havelock.

For more information, and to indicate interest in attending any of these engagements, please contact Nerina Bennett, Government House Public Affairs Manager, on 021 470 583

Last updated: 
Monday, 22 September 2014

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