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Governor-General to visit Western Bay of Plenty Region

Issue date: 
Monday, 12 March 2012

Sir Jerry Mateparae will begin the visit by officially opening the Tauranga Riding for the Disabled Indoor Arena, Te Maru o Ngāti Pukenga, which will be followed with a formal welcome to the region by the Tauranga Moana Iwi at Maungatapu Marae.

The four-day visit will include visits to the Rena Incident Control Centre, Mount Maunganui College, a kiwifruit orchard in Paengaroa and the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

On Wednesday 14 March, Sir Jerry Mateparae will release two Kiwi into Otanewainuku Forest.

For more information contact Rebekah Clement, Government House Public Affairs Advisor on 021 243 7958.

Full programme:

Tuesday 13 March

10:00 The Governor-General officially opens the Tauranga RDA Indoor Arena, Te Maru o Ngāti Pukenga. To attend, please contact Kat MacMillan, Tauranga RDA Chief Executive on 021 0239 2608.

14:00 The Governor-General is welcomed on to Maungatapu (Opopoti) Marae. To attend, please contact Awanui Black on 021 2255503.

17:00 The Governor-General hosts a reception for members of the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce. To attend, please contact Rebekah Clement, Government House Public Affairs Advisor, on 021 243 7958.

19:00 The Governor-General hosts a dinner for the Mayor of Tauranga, the Mayor of Western Bay of Plenty and the Chair of the Western Bay of Plenty Regional Council (No media)

Wednesday 14 March

08:45 The Governor-General visits Mount Maunganui College. To attend please contact John Pringle on (07) 5753096 x 849

11:30 The Governor-General visits the Rena Incident Co-ordination Centre. For more information, please call the Maritime New Zealand Media line on 0800 774 554 (0800 SPILL INFO).

14:15 The Governor-General releases two Kiwi birds into Otanewainuku Forest. For more information, please contact Carole Long of Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust on 027 2747642 or carolelong@xtra.co.nz.

19:00 The Governor-General speaks at the 1RNZIR (The Gurr Battalion) Reunion Dinner, Rotorua (No media)

Thursday 15 March

09:00 The Governor-General visits Paengaroa Primary School. To attend, please contact Bruce Lendrem, Principal Paengaroa Primary School, on 07 533 1227 or email principal@paengaroa.school.nz

10:30 The Governor-General visits a Kiwifruit orchard, Trinity Lands Trust, Paengaroa. For more information, please contact David Courtney on 027 2345665 or david.courtney@zespri.com

12:00 The Governor-General receives a brief and discussion with ZESPRI  International HQ (No media)

14:00 The Governor-General visits Apata packhouse and Avocado orchard, Turntable Hill Road, Omokoroa

17:30 The Governor-General hosts a Patronage Reception. For more information or to attend, please contact Rebekah Clement, Government House Public Affairs Advisor, on 021 243 7958

Friday 16 March

10:00 The Governor-General visits the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. To attend, please contact  Meg Jones, Media Liaison, on meg.jones@boppoly.ac.nz or 07) 571 0190 x 6888

For more information contact Rebekah Clement, Government House Public Affairs Advisor on 021 243 7958

ENDS

Last updated: 
Monday, 12 March 2012

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