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Governor-General to visit Southland

Issue date: 
Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The Governor-General of New Zealand, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, will make a five day visit to Southland next week.

Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae will begin the visit with a welcome on to Murihiku Marae in Invercargill on Monday 24 September.

The five day visit will include hosting a civic reception in Gore to mark the district’s 150th anniversary, attending the Southland v Northland match at Rugby Park as well as a visit to Stewart Island.  On their final day (Friday 28 September), they will visit Southland Disabilities Enterprises Ltd to present a 30-year service certificate before flying to Christchurch to attend a reception to mark the opening of the Antarctic season.

For more information about the visit contact Antony Paltridge, Government House Public Affairs Manager, on 021 470 583.

Programme:

Monday 24 September

10:30 The Governor-General and Lady Janine are welcomed on to Murihiku Marae.  To attend please contact, Upoko of Waihōpai Rūnaka, Michael Skerritt, on 027 447 9166

14:30 The Governor-General and Lady Janine receive a briefing from Venture Southland.  To attend please contact Group Manager Community Development and Events, Rex Capil on 021 229 4507

17:30 The Governor-General and Lady Janine attend Venture Southland reception, Kelvin Hotel, Invercargill.  To attend please contact Group Manager Community Development and Events, Rex Capil on 021 229 4507

19:00 The Governor-General and Lady Janine host a dinner for local government leaders.  (No media)

Tuesday 25 September

09:00 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit Menzies College, Wyndham. To attend please contact Principal, Gerry Ward, on 021 942 622

10:45 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit Retro Organics, Tuturau.  For more information, please contact Robin and Lois Greer, on 03 203 7693

14:30 The Governor-General and Lady Janine host civic reception to mark Gore’s 150th anniversary, Eastern Southland Art Gallery.  For more information, please contact District Curator, Jim Geddes, on 03 208 9907

19:30 The Governor-General and Lady Janine attend the Riverton Lions Club Dinner.  (No media)  For more information, contact Ken Hill on 03 2349388

Wednesday 26 September

10:15 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit St John’s Girls’ School, Invercargill.  To attend please contact Principal, Brenda Mackay, on 03 2187759

12:30 The Governor-General and Lady Janine host a Citizens Advice Bureau and community luncheon, Invercargill.  For more information, contact Publicity Officer, Lyn Devery, on 03 215 9711

14:15 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit the Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill.  For more information, contact Deputy Chief Executive, Julian Galt, on 021 676 496

19:30 The Governor-General and Lady Janine attend Southland v Northland rugby match, Rugby Park, Invercargill.

Thursday 27 September

10:00  The Governor-General and Lady Janine meet students from Half Moon Bay School and staff from the Department of Conservation, Stewart Island.

12:15 The Governor-General and Lady Janine have lunch with community volunteers and members of the local community board, Stewart Island (no media)

14:20 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit a salmon farm, Stewart Island. 

15:00 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit Ulva Island.

Friday 28 September

09:00 The Governor-General and Lady Janine visit Southland Disabilities Enterprises Ltd and present a 30-year service certificate.   To attend, contact General Manager, Ian Beker, on 027 435 9998

For more information about the visit contact Antony Paltridge, Government House Public Affairs Manager, on 021 470 583.

 

ENDS

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 19 September 2012

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