Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Governor-General to visit Glasgow

Media Advisory
Friday 25 July, 2014
For immediate release

Governor-General to visit Glasgow

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae are to represent the Government and the people of New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Sir Jerry and Lady Janine will leave for Glasgow on Monday (28 July) and will attend a number of Commonwealth Games events in support of New Zealand athletes.

“As Patron of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, I’m looking forward to seeing our top athletes participating at Glasgow,” Sir Jerry said. “New Zealand has a strong record of success at the Commonwealth Games. I know our team members will be giving their all and I wish all our athletes the best of luck in the competition.”

Their Excellencies will also travel to Edinburgh for the launch of Creative New Zealand’s ‘New Zealand at Edinburgh’ showcase and attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

“New Zealand has traditionally had strong cultural ties with Scotland and it is good to see so many of our best performers, actors, musicians and writers adding to that relationship,” Sir Jerry said.

On a more solemn note, the Governor-General will attend a First World War Commemoration Service with HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay and the Rt Hon David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The service, at Glasgow Cathedral, will take place on Monday 4 August, the 100th anniversary of Britain’s declaration of war in 1914.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

Theatre: The F Word: Sex Without The 'ism'

Sex without the 'ism' Okay, so the sexes are equal in the eyes of the law. What the F happens now? More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Don’t Eat The Fish

On 'The Catch' by Michael Field What the ecologically edible lists don’t appear to take into account – and they should – is slavery... It’s not an easy read, but it’s definitely near the top of my listicle of “5 Political Books You Must Read This Year”. More>>

ALSO:

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news