Visit to New Zealand by His Majesty King Tupou VI and Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u, Kingdom of Tonga

Visit to New Zealand by His Majesty King Tupou VI and Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau'u, Kingdom of TongaSaturday 23 to Wednesday February 2013

His Majesty King Tupou VI and Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho will visit New Zealand from Saturday 23 to Wednesday February 2013.

Their Majesties will be accompanied by Hon Dr ʻAna Maui Taufeʻulungaki, Tonga’s Minister of Education

There will be a number of photo opportunities during the visit.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no scheduled speaking events, interviews or opportunities for questions and answers on this visit.

Media are requested to wear their in-house photo ID for all events.

Sunday 24 February

Event: 1200

Attend service at Wesley Church

75 Taranaki Street, Wellington

NOTE: There will be pooled media coverage of service

Media arrive: 11.30

Media wishing to cover this event must register with Shawn Hollister, Phone 04 494 0554; mobile 021 245 7865; email shawn.hollister@dia.govt.nz

Monday 25 February

Event: 1100

State welcome at Government House

1 Rugby St, Mt Cook, Wellington

Media arrive: 1030

Media wishing to attend the State Welcome ceremony must contact Antony Paltridge, Public Affairs Manager, Government House on (021) 470583.

Event: 1350

Wreathlaying ceremony at National War Memorial

Buckle Street, Wellington

NOTE: There will be pooled media coverage of service

Media arrive: 1330

Media wishing to cover this event must register with Shawn Hollister, Phone 04 494 0554; mobile 021 245 7865; email shawn.hollister@dia.govt.nz

Event: 1530

Meeting between Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education and Hon Dr ʻAna Maui Taufeʻulungaki, Tonga’s Minister of Education

The Office of Hon Hekia Parata, Executive Wing, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Media arrive: 1500

Media coverage: brief photo opportunity at beginning of meeting

Media wishing to cover this event must register with Shawn Hollister, Phone 04 494 0554; mobile 021 245 7865; email shawn.hollister@dia.govt.nz

Event: 1815

Call by the Right Honourable John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

Government House, 1 Rugby St, Mt Cook, Wellington

Media arrive: 1745

Media coverage: brief photo opportunity at beginning of call

Media wishing to attend the State Welcome ceremony must contact Antony Paltridge, Public Affairs Manager, Government House on (021) 470583.

Event: 1915

State dinner

Government House, 1 Rugby St, Mt Cook, Wellington

Media arrive: 1845

Media coverage: photo opportunity until the conclusion of the speeches

Media wishing to attend the State Welcome ceremony must contact Antony Paltridge, Public Affairs Manager, Government House on (021) 470583.

Tuesday 26 February

Event: 0845

Call by David Shearer MP, Leader of the Opposition

Government House, 1 Rugby St, Mt Cook, Wellington

Media arrive: 0815

Media coverage: brief photo opportunity at beginning of call

Media wishing to attend the State Welcome ceremony must contact Antony Paltridge, Public Affairs Manager, Government House on (021) 470583.

1010    Depart for Auckland – no media coverage

Event: 1400

His Majesty King Tupou VI will meet with Cognition Education

Level one, Pfizer House, 14 Normanby Rd, Epsom

Media arrive: 1330

Media coverage: brief photo opportunity at beginning of meeting

Media wishing to cover this event must register with Shawn Hollister, Phone 04 494 0554; mobile 021 245 7865; email shawn.hollister@dia.govt.nz

Event: 1400

Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u will meet with Langimalie

29 Hill St, Onehunga

Media arrive: 1330

Media coverage: brief photo opportunity at beginning of meeting

Media wishing to cover this event must register with Shawn Hollister, Phone 04 494 0554; mobile 021 245 7865; email shawn.hollister@dia.govt.nz

Wednesday 27 February

Event: 1100

His Majesty King Tupou VI will meet with officials from Auckland University of Technology

Gate 2, Auckland University of Technology, Wellesley St, Auckland

Media arrive: 1030

Media coverage: brief photo opportunity prior to the meeting

Media wishing to cover this event must register with Shawn Hollister, Phone 04 494 0554; mobile 021 245 7865; email shawn.hollister@dia.govt.nz

Event: 1100

Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u will visit FonuaOla

733 Great South Road, Auckland

Media arrive: 1030

Media coverage: brief photo opportunity at beginning of meeting

Media wishing to cover this event must register with Shawn Hollister, Phone 04 494 0554; mobile 021 245 7865; email shawn.hollister@dia.govt.nz

Event: 1400

Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u will meet with South Auckland Family Violence Prevention Network

449 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

The Hon Dr Pita Sharples, Minister of Māori Affairs, will be in attendance

Media arrive: 1330

Media coverage: brief photo opportunity at beginning of meeting

Media wishing to cover this event must register with Shawn Hollister, Phone 04 494 0554; mobile 021 245 7865; email shawn.hollister@dia.govt.nz

Further information about the visit can be obtained from: Shawn Hollister, Senior Communications Advisor, The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua, Phone 04 494 0554; mobile 021 245 7865 email: shawn.hollister@dia.govt.nz


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