Governor-General to support NZ team at the Olympics 9 Jul 2012
- FAST5 Netball World Series Tickets on sale and be in to WIN Sport
- Minister encourages participation in Samoan Language Week News
- Groser to attend annual OECD meeting News
- Emirates Team NZ update - AC72 makes debut in San Francisco Sport
- Linking Minds Scholarships – Making Language Accessible News
- Family Violence coordination gets support News
- Collins announces Language Line expansion News
- Govt releases PwC report on Pay Period 4 News
- Sir Don Mckinnon Recognised For 35 Years of Service News
- Campbell:failures of care for those with mental disabilities Columns
The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, is to support the New Zealand team at the 30th Olympiad in London.
While in London from 26-31 July, the Governor-General and Lady Janine Mateparae will attend the Opening Ceremony and meet New Zealand athletes at a number of events.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the Kiwi athletes as they take on the world’s best at the London Olympics. It’s an honour to provide high-level support to our athletes as Patron of the New Zealand Olympic Committee,” Sir Jerry Mateparae said.
“It’s also a great opportunity to reaffirm the strong ties between New Zealand and Britain as it celebrates both hosting the Games and the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State of both the United Kingdom and New Zealand.”
Sir Jerry and Lady Janine Mateparae will attend the NZOC Governor-General’s Dinner at the Banqueting Hall on 26 July where the New Zealand flag bearer will be announced. On 27 July they will attend a reception hosted by The Queen for visiting Heads of State and Governors-General before attending the Opening Ceremony.
In the following days, Sir Jerry and Lady Janine Mateparae will visit the Athlete’s Village and attend the swimming, rowing, tennis, equestrian, and hockey events. Sir Jerry is Patron of Hockey New Zealand and Rowing New Zealand. They will also attend a Reception at New Zealand House on 30 July organised by the New Zealand High Commission, and the Governor-General will host a Breakfast for Athletes’ Families at Kiwi House on 31 July.
While the Governor-General is overseas, Chief Justice, Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, will serve as Administrator of the Government.
24 May 2013 News
New Zealand Government Hon Judith CollinsMinister for Ethnic Affairs 24 May 2013 Collins announces Language Line expansion Ethnic... more
24 May 2013 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk US retailers weighing on orange roughy prices with sustainability concerns, Sanford says May 24 ... more
24 May 2013 Entertainment
Base FM It marks the conclusion of NZ Music Month for 2013 and a new era for Base FM. The team were under much deliberation ... more
23 May 2013 Property
Article - BusinessDesk By Paul McBeth May 23 (BusinessDesk) - DNZ Property Fund, which reported a 14 percent decline in ... more
23 May 2013 Migration
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs 23 May 2013 Media Statement Ambassador to... more
22 May 2013 Travel & Tourism
Queenstown is the world's 25th best destination, according to TripAdvisor. The global travel website released its latest survey... more
24 May 2013 Rugby
All Black lock Ali Williams has announced his retirement from international rugby. The 77-test veteran who made his debut in 2002 made... more
24 May 2013 Column
Gordon Campbell on failures of care for those with mental disabilities, and Murray McCully‘s latest gaffes by Gordon ... more
24 May 2013 People
New Zealand Defence Force A poster showing a soldier’s grave has won 11 year old Sam Sutcliffe, of Kerikeri, first prize... more
23 May 2013 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister for Economic Development Hon Simon BridgesMinister of Energy & Resources The... more