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Governor-General at the Commonwealth Games

Issue date: 
Monday, 2 April 2018

The Governor-General, the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne will travel to the Gold Coast tomorrow as New Zealand’s official representatives at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

During their stay, they will attend the Games’ opening ceremony, officially open the ANZ NZ House for friends and family of athletes, visit the athletes’ village, and watch New Zealand athletes in action at a range of sporting events.



1600      The Governor-General speaks at the official New Zealand Team Function, QT Hotel

1700      Function with NZOC guests, QT Hotel


1815        Opening Ceremony, Carrara Stadium


0930        The Governor-General speaks at the official opening of ANZ New Zealand House and morning tea for friends and family, QT Hotel


Tbc           Visit the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village

1900        British High Commission function, Commonwealth House


1700        The Governor-General speaks at a cocktail function for international Commonwealth Games Federation members, diplomatic representatives, Queensland Government Representatives and Commonwealth Games senior management at a Cocktail Function, QT Hotel

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 3 April 2018

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