State Farewell to Governor General

STATE FAREWELL TO THE GOVERNOR GENERAL

HEGGThe public is invited to come to the official farewell ceremony for the outgoing Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM QSO KStJ. He will be farewelled at Parliament in a colourful spectacle taking place on Parliament’s forecourt. The ceremony will include the Tri-Service Royal Guard of Honour and Colour Parties, the band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, a Maori ceremonial welcome with warrior challenge and kapa haka, Royal salute and a 21-gun salute from Point Jerningham. This is one of New Zealand’s important constitutional events and is a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for Sir Jerry’s five years as Governor-General.

Date: Wed 24 Aug 2016, 11:15am–12:00pm

Venue: Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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