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Queen's Baton Relay!

Queen's Baton Relay!

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a symbol of the Commonwealth Games – one of the world’s great sporting celebrations.

The baton is traveling through all 70 countries and territories of the Commonwealth ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Games and is coming our way from December 18-23.

New Zealand is the last stop on it’s 230,000km journey around the Commonwealth before it heads to Australia and the 100 Day Games countdown gets underway.

The Baton’s arrival in New Zealand will bring dozens of our current and legacy athletes together as they celebrate what it means to be a Commonwealth Games athlete.

It’s also an opportunity for Kiwis to get out and meet our athletes and see the Queen’s Baton.

There are a number of public events which anyone is welcome to attend!

Tuesday, December 19th - 12:30pm-2:00 pm
Kaikoura Community Event, Churchill Park, Kaikoura
This event is open to the public with games, speeches, high profile athletes and a BBQ for all those who are able to attend.

Wednesday, December 20th - 10:00am-11:00am
Queen’s Baton Visit to Jellie Park Pool, Christchurch
The Baton will be carried into Jellie Park by a high profile athlete before some short speeches. There will be the opportunity for photos with athletes.

Thursday, December 21st - 10:00am-12:00pm
Victoria Park, Auckland City
Queen’s Baton Visit to Auckland have a go sports event at Victoria Park.

Friday, December 22nd - 3:00pm-4:30pm
Visit to Westfield Albany on Auckland's North Shore with athletes.

Saturday, December 23rd - Auckland
7:00am-8:30am - Visit to Otara market with athletes.
10:00am-11:00am Farewell event (Poroporoake) and handover to Yugambeh people, Auckland War Memorial Museum

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