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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


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