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Advisory: Maharey to launch Children's Day 2000

30 May 2000 Media Advisory

Advisory & photo opportunity: Maharey to launch Children's Day 2000

Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey will launch the inaugural Children's Day, which is to be celebrated on 29 October 2000, tomorrow at Wellington High School's new library, entrance off Taranaki Street tomorrow (31 May 2000) at 10am.

The programme for the visit is as follows:

9.55am Minister arrives

10am escorted to Library and seated
mihi followed by waiata sung by children's consultation group

10.08am Prue Kelly, Wellington High School Principal, introduces
group to children, followed by open forum between children
and the group

10.20am Minister to speak briefly, followed by karakia. Minister and
children to blow out candles on special Children's Day cake,
followed by cake cutting

10.30am Minister and official party depart

Present at the launch will be children of the Children’s Consultation Group Officer of Child, Youth and Family Chief Executive Jackie Brown, Commissioner for Children Roger McClay and Barnardos Chief Executive Ian Calder.

There will be an opportunity for journalists to interview children from the Consultation Group and the other dignataries following the cutting of the cake.

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