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Queen to visit NZ next year

22 October 2000 Media Statement

Queen to visit NZ next year


Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that Queen Elizabeth is to visit New Zealand in October next year. She will come after the Commonwealth Heads of Government conference in Brisbane.

"The five to six day visit provides an appropriate opportunity for New Zealand to mark the impending golden jubilee of the Queen's reign in 2002.

"A visit by the Queen is a significant event which attracts enormous international publicity to the host country. It is an opportunity for New Zealand to present itself as the dynamic 21st century society it is today. The Queen's programme will be organised to reflect that," Helen Clark said.


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