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Governor-General visits Wairarapa

Issue date: 
Friday, 18 February 2011

To view photos taken during this visit, please click here 

While they have visited the area before, this is Sir Anand and Lady Susan’s most extensive visit to the Wairarapa, which will start with a formal welcome at Pāpāwai Marae near Greytown. Their four-day visit will include visits to Kuranui College, Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre, and Fonterra Pahiatua. Sir Anand will also officially open the Scandinavian Festival in Dannevirke.

For more information and media wishing to attend any of the outlined events, please contact:  Rebekah Clement, Public Affairs Advisor, Government House on 021-243-7958

A more detailed itinerary is set out below:

Tuesday 22 February 2011:
11:40am Sir Anand and Lady Susan are welcomed onto Pāpāwai Marae
 Media wanting to attend must contact Peter Rewi on 027-442-8254
1:30pm Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit Tirohana Winery
3:00pm Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit Juno Olive Grove
4:00pm Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit Mela Juices/Lighthouse Gin
5:30pm Sir Anand and Lady Susan attend a Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Reception at the White Swan

Wednesday 23 February 2011:
9:00am Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit Kuranui College
10:45am Sir Anand and Lady Susan attend a gathering, in their honour, of more than 300 school children, Scouts, Guides and St John’s Youth members at Carrington Park, Carterton
1:00pm Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit Premier Beehive (Bacon)
2:30pm Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit Stonehenge Aotearoa
4:30pm Sir Anand and Lady Susan are given a site tour of the Carterton Events and Community Centre
6:45pm Sir Anand and Lady Susan host a Mayoral Dinner at Café Mirabelle [No media]

Thursday 24 February 2011:
9:00am Sir Anand visits Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre and officially opens the new extension to the Dairy Shed
9:00am Lady Susan visits King St Artworks, Masterton
11:00am Sir Anand and Lady Susan host a networking lunch for members of patronages and other community organisations at The Copthorne Hotel [No media]
2:00pm Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit the Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre and experience a wild Kaka feeding
4:15pm Sir Anand visits the Hood Aerodrome
4:15pm Lady Susan visits St Luke’s Church Community Garden, Masterton

Friday 25 February 2011:
8:00am Sir Anand and Lady Susan attend and Sir Anand officially opens the Fire Brigade Open Waterways National Championships, Carterton
10:15am Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit the Citizens Advice Bureau, Masterton
1:00pm Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit Pahiatua School
2:40pm Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit Fonterra Pahiatua
6:00pm Sir Anand and Lady Susan attend and Sir Anand officially opens the Scandinavian Festival in Dannevirke.

Last updated: 
Friday, 18 February 2011

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