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Waitangi Day 2011

Issue date: 
Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand will mark the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi for the last time as Governor-General by attending events in Northland and Auckland this week.

Sir Anand and Lady Susan Satyanand will be welcomed on to Te Tii Marae on Friday 4 February.  They will then visit Bay of Islands College, and later in the evening, will attend a reception on HMNZS Otago.

On Saturday 5 February Sir Anand and Lady Susan will host the Bledisloe Reception in the grounds of the Copthorne Resort at Waitangi.  The reception, to be attended by the Diplomatic Corps and representatives from central and local government, Māoridom, the judiciary, churches and community groups, acknowledges the gift of the Treaty grounds by Governor-General, Lord Charles and Lady Elaine Bledisloe, in 1932.

On Sunday 6 February, Sir Anand and Lady Susan will attend the Prime Minister’s breakfast, followed by an interdenominational church service at the Treaty Grounds. Later in the day, they will host a reception at Government House in Auckland, to mark the 171st Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and where the Governor-General will give his Waitangi Day Address.

Wednesday 2 February

Governor-General’s Bledisloe and Waitangi Day speeches issued under embargo to the media.

Friday 4 February

8:45am       Sir Anand and Lady Susan are welcomed on to Te Tii Marae, Waitangi
11:00am     Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit Bay of Islands College, Kawakawa
1:45pm       Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit Manginangina Kauri Walk, Kerikeri
6:10pm       Sir Anand and Lady Susan attend a reception on board HMNZS Otago

Saturday 5 February

12:30pm     Sir Anand attends Waitangi National Trust Board luncheon, Waitangi
3:00pm       Sir Anand and Lady Susan host the Bledisloe Reception in the grounds of the Copthorne Resort at Waitangi.  Media wishing to attend should contact Rebekah Clement, Government House Public Affairs Advisor before 5pm on 4 February on 021 243 7958 to gain admittance.
5:00pm       Sir Anand is the Reviewing Officer at the Royal New Zealand Navy Beat Retreat and Ceremonial Sunset Ceremony, Waitangi Treaty Grounds
5:30pm       Sir Anand and Lady Susan attend Dame Malvina Major and Ray Woolf twilight concert, Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Sunday 6 February

7:30am       Sir Anand and Lady Susan attend the Prime Minister’s breakfast, Copthorne Resort, Waitangi
9:00am       Sir Anand and Lady Susan visit charity stalls in the Treaty Grounds
10:30am     Sir Anand and Lady Susan attend the Interdenominational Church Service at the Treaty Grounds
5:00pm       Sir Anand and Lady Susan host a garden reception at Government House in Auckland. Media wishing to attend should contact Rebekah Clement, Government House Public Affairs Advisor before 11am on 6 February on 021 243 7958 to gain admittance.

For further information on the Governor-General’s itinerary, please contact the Government House Public Affairs Advisor Rebekah Clement on 021-243-7958.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 1 February 2011

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