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Open Days 2014

Issue date: 
Friday, 2 March 2012

Government House's popular Open Days return for 2014. The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae will open their home to the public on Friday 28 February and Saturday 1 March.

The Open Days will be an opportunity for the public to view the House and grounds at leisure. There will be entertainment on Saturday and people are welcome to bring a picnic.

Please note the following:

  • First entry at 10am, last entry to the House at 4pm, on both Friday 28 February & Saturday 1 March.
  • Please enter on foot through the Basin Reserve entrance.  Government House is located at 1 Rugby St, Wellington.
  • There is no parking on site but limited parking at Wellington College (gold coin donation).
  • Consider using public transport. Several bus routes pass the Basin Reserve, including the No 1, 3, 23, 43, 44
  • Golf carts will be operating to assist people with mobility issues.
  • No food or drink is allowed in Government House but you are welcome to have a picnic on the lawn. There will be  stalls on site for those who wish to purchase food and drink. 
  • Please note that for the health and safety of all visitors and to avoid congestion, baby buggies cannot be admitted to the House. 
  • Security scanning will be operating.
  • Government House and Grounds are a smokefree environment. 

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