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PM announces programme for Prince of Wales visit

18 February 2005

PM announces programme for Prince of Wales visit

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the programme for the visit next month by the Prince of Wales.

Helen Clark said Prince Charles would focus on conservation, environment, agriculture, and education during his time in New Zealand.

Prince Charles will arrive in Dunedin on the evening of Saturday 5 March. On Sunday he will attend a service at Dunedin Cathedral of St Paul and visit the Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head and the nearby Yellow Eyed Penguin Conservation Reserve.

The Prince will visit a merino sheep station near Alexandra on Monday before flying to Wellington where there will be a ceremony of welcome at Government House followed by a reception.

On Tuesday he will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial, attend the launch of the New Zealand Urban Design Protocol at the Civic Centre, visit Te Omanga Hospice in Lower Hutt, and attend a dinner at Government House.

On his arrival in Auckland on Wednesday, Prince Charles will meet Royal New Zealand Air Force personnel, their families and other Defence Force representatives at the RNZAF Base at Whenuapai.

Following this he will attend a function at Westhaven for the Prince’s Trust in New Zealand.

Prince Charles will also view the Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread exhibition at Auckland War Memorial Museum, attend a reception at the Aotea Centre hosted by the Prime Minister and the Mayor of Auckland, and attend the play 'Niu Sila' which is part of the Auckland Festival AK05.

On Thursday he will visit Mountain View Primary School, in Mangere, and will also open the Potter Children’s Garden at the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens in Manurewa before leaving for Fiji that afternoon.

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