Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Plan Ahead For Monday’s Royal Public Walk Downtown

News Release
Office of the Mayor

9 November 2012

Plan Ahead For Monday’s Royal Public Walk Downtown

Aucklanders hoping to catch a glimpse of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on a public walk downtown on Monday are advised to take public transport into the city and plan their vantage point.

Mayor Len Brown and Mayoress Shan Inglis will accompany the Prince and Duchess on the 15-minute walk on Monday, which will take place approximately 1.20pm.

The walk will start at the intersection of Queen St and Customs Street, heading to the Cloud on Queens Wharf.

The best places to see the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall during the walk will be the bus stop areas on the edge of Queen Elizabeth II Square, and along Queens Wharf on the route to the Cloud.

Auckland Transport advises people to use public transport to get to downtown. Normal bus and train services will operate, but some bus services will be diverted to alternative stops. Details can be found at http://www.at.co.nz/.

Motorists should be aware there will be some road closures between 11am and 2pm on Monday. Tyler and Galway Streets between Commerce Street and Lower Queen Street (by Britomart) will be closed.

Auckland Transport will have ambassadors in the area to help people.

“We want this to be an enjoyable event for everyone,” says Len Brown. “Whether you are coming in to take part in this Diamond Jubilee event, or you have business or errands in town, just plan ahead for your journey on Monday. If you are heading to Lower Queen St or Queens Wharf, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to avoid disappointment.”

After the public walk, the Prince of Wales will visit the Cloud on Queens Wharf for New Zealand Shear Brilliance, showcasing pure wool creations by Kiwi fashion designers. The Duchess of Cornwall will travel to East Tamaki Primary School to meet students and teachers, and for a performance by the children in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Aotearoa Sistema programme.

Other highlights of the Auckland part of the New Zealand visit:

Saturday 10 November:
• Approx 9.30pm - The Prince and Duchess arrive at the Royal New Zealand Air Force Base

Sunday 11 November
• 10.10am - The Prince and Duchess arrive at the Auckland War Memorial Museum for a mihi whakatau
• 11.00am - The Prince and Duchess attend an Armistice Day Commemoration and meet veterans, at Auckland War Memorial Museum

Monday 12 November
• 10.20am - The Prince and Duchess visit AUT Millennium, North Shore
• 11.15am - The Prince and Duchess attend performance of Hairy Maclary with hundreds of schoolchildren from Auckland, Bruce Mason Theatre, Takapuna
• 12.15pm - The Prince arrives at the Devonport Naval Base to view Sealegs amphibious vessels and HamiltonJet technology before boarding a Coastguard New Zealand vessel to cross Auckland harbour, visiting the Coastguard New Zealand Headquarters at Mechanics Bay
• 12.25pm - The Duchess joins a briefing for osteoporosis researchers and members of Osteoporosis New Zealand at The Langham Hotel
• 1.20pm - The Prince and Duchess arrive at Lower Queen Street and walk down to Queen’s Wharf, Auckland with Mayor Len Brown and Mayoress Shan Inglis.
• 1.30pm - The Prince arrives at The Cloud to visit the New Zealand Shear Brilliance event
• 1.50pm - The Duchess visits East Tamaki Primary School
• 2.40pm - The Prince arrives at the University of Auckland’s Owen Glenn Building, and is shown examples of the University’s research and innovation
• 7.00pm - The Prince and Duchess attend the Diamond Jubilee Trust Reception and Dinner at the SkyCity Convention Centre

Notes for Editors

All timings are approximate.

For more information please contact Diamond Jubilee Visit Office Communications Advisor Rebekah Clement on 04 382 0844 or 021 243 7958.

For media accreditation requests please contact Diamond Jubilee Visit Office Media Manager Joe Frahm on 04 817 8346 or 021 997 996.

Further information about the visit to New Zealand by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, to mark the Diamond Jubilee of The Queen of New Zealand, will be made available here:

www.diamondjubilee.govt.nz
www.facebook.com/GovernorGeneralNewZealand
www.twitter.com/GovGeneralNZ


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

2040 Target And Lower Standards: “Swimmable” Rivers Five Times More Likely To Make You Sick

Forest & Bird has condemned the government’s new water quality standards, warning New Zealanders that they lock in current levels of water pollution and allow for a 5-fold increase in the chance of getting sick from swimming in a river.

“Despite an explicit assurance from Minister Smith that the new water standards would provide for human and ecosystem health, he has failed to deliver on either of these things,” says Forest & Bird CEO Kevin Hague. More>>

 
 

Mayor: 750 New Social And Affordable Homes For Wellington

The next stage of Wellington’s Housing Upgrade Programme will see at least 750 new units of social and affordable housing built over the next decade, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. More>>

ALSO:


November Quakes:

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:


Megaupload Case: High Court Rules Dotcom, Co-Accused Eligible For Extradion

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the United States, New Zealand's High Court ruled... Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to be extradited. More>>

ALSO:

PREVIOUSLY:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news