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State Visit of His Majesty King George Tupou V to New Zealand

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5 July 2011 The Governor-General, Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand, New Zealand's Head of State received His Majesty King George Tupou V of Tonga  this week on His Majesty's New Zealand State Visit.

Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand, Governor-General of New Zealand, and Lady Susan Satyanand hosted a State Welcome and Dinner for HM King George Tupou V of Tonga on 5 July 2011.

This is the first State Welcome that has been held at Government House Wellington since the completion of its conservation.

The State Welcome included a Haka Pōwhiri by the New Zealand Defence Force Māori Cultural Party, a Royal Tri-Service Guard of Honour, students of Wellington College performing a haka, and a performance by the Wellington East Girls' College Choir.

ENDS

Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Authorized: The New Zealand Governor-General,2011. (Photos: Office of the Governor-General)

Last Updated ( Friday, 22 July 2011 23:31 )  

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