The Governor-General, Sir Anand Satyanand and Lady Susan Satyanand will arrive in Canterbury in time for Waitangi Day where they will begin their five day regional visit. The visit includes going to meet various community groups, schools, and businesses as well as presenting Royal Humane Society bravery awards at a ceremony on Tuesday 9 February.
The visit will begin on Waitangi Day where Sir Anand and Lady Susan will be welcomed on to Ōnuku Marae at Akaroa. This is the first time Sir Anand has given a Waitangi Day address in a location other than Government House Auckland or Wellington. The Governor-General’s attendance at Ōnuku Marae recognises that the Treaty was signed at many different times and places in the months following 6 February 1840.
Saturday 6 February 2010:
9.00am: Sir Anand and Lady Susan attend Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day Celebrations at Ōnuku Marae, Akaroa, where the Governor-General will give his Waitangi Day address.
To attend this event please contact Fiona McLeod, Communications Adviser, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, on 03 371 3904 or 021 872 015
Sunday 7 February 2010:
11.30am: Sir Anand and Lady Susan attend the Southern Ocean Athletes Surf Competition at South Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, Christchurch. Sir Anand will make an address and present the awards.
For more information please contact Stu Bryce, District Manager, Surf Life Saving Canterbury, on 021 217 0076
7.00pm: Sir Anand and Lady Susan attend a dinner hosted by the Mayor of Christchurch, Bob Parker, at the Curator’s House Restaurant.
Monday 8 February 2010:
10.00am: Lady Susan visits GirlGuiding National Office as Patron.
Contact Ruth Teasdale, CEO, GirlGuiding New Zealand on 03 363 1470 or 027 415 4409
10.30am: Sir Anand, as Commander-in-chief of the armed forces, visits the Burnham Military Camp and Limited Service Volunteer Company.
To attend this event please contact Jane Mortlock, Defence Communications Adviser, on 03 363 0032 or 021 224 8658
12.00pm: Lady Susan hosts a lunch for prominent local women at the Curator’s House Restaurant.
2.00pm: Sir Anand visits Lincoln University where presentations will be given from key faculty and researchers. Sir Anand will also be taken on a tour through the George Forbes Memorial Library.
To attend this event please contact Robin Byrne, Executive Officer on 027 384 7161
2.15pm: Lady Susan visits Strickland Community Garden (188 Strickland Street, Spreydon, Christchurch
Contact Christine Blance, Manager, Spreydon Community Garden Trust on 03 942 6630
3.30pm: Sir Anand visit the Canterbury Agriculture and Science Centre, Lincoln University.
Contact David Hughes, Canterbury Agriculture and Science Centre on 03 325 6400
3.30pm: Lady Susan visits Nurse Maude Hospice, 24 McDougall Avenue, Merivale, Christchurch.
To attend this event please contact Sue Bramwell, Marketing & Communications Manager, Nurse Maude Hospice on 027 436 8808
Tuesday 9 February 2010
10.30am: Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit Windsor School, Burwood Road, Christchurch
Contact Neill O’Reilly, Principal, Windsor School on 03 383 3301
2.30pm: Sir Anand and Lady Susan host the Royal Humane Society Bravery Awards at the Canterbury Club, Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch.
To attend this event please contact Rebekah Clement, Public Affairs Advisor, Government House on 021 243 7958 before 5pm Monday 8 February.
5.30pm: Sir Anand and Lady Susan host a Patronage Reception at Mona Vale Homestead.
Wednesday 10 February
10.00am: Sir Anand and Lady Susan attend and Sir Anand officially opens the Aranui High School Technology and Art Centre at Aranui High School.
Contact John Rohs, Principal, Aranui High School on 03 388 7083
12.00pm: Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit Snowy Peak Ltd/Untouched World, Roydvale Ave, Christchurch
Contact Peri Drysdale, CEO, Untouched World on 03 358 3809
3.00pm: Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit Antarctica New Zealand, Orchard Road, Christchurch
Contact Evelyn Ussher, Antarctica New Zealand on 03 358 0200
For further information contact: Rebekah Clement, Government House on 04-382-0844 or 021 243 7958