Dr Michael Cullen - Diary to 23 July
Office of Hon Dr Michael Cullen
Hon Dr Michael Cullen
Treasurer, Minister of Finance, Minister for
Insurance, Minister of Revenue, Leader of the
Cullen's diary - July 17 to
Dinner and address to Kairanga Lions Club
Annual Community Dinner,
Cloverlea Tavern, Cnr
Gillespie Line and Tremain Ave, Palmerston
Address Superannuation Funds
Conference on the Future of New Zealand
9am, Wellington Town Hall, Wellington.
University Alumnae Association, 6pm, 5th
Address to Canterbury Employers'
Chamber of Commerce and Chartered
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