Learning more about Māori on Prince Harry's agenda

By Online News Team

Prince Harry is due to arrive in New Zealand tomorrow and will be officially welcomed by an 80 strong haka contingent from Hato Pāora College.

The Prime Minister and the Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade Brown and Alistair Nicholson will also be among those welcoming the visiting royal family member.

In a wreath laying ceremony at the National War Memorial the Prince will lay a fern on the tomb  of the Unknown Warrior and will then walk across to ANZAC Square where the Australian War memorial is located.

He will end his time in Wellington by attending the Hurricanes versus Sharks rugby match at Westpac Stadium.

After Wellington, Prince Harry will head to Invercargill and Stewart Island on Sunday where Tā Mark Solomon of Ngāi Tahu will be among those welcoming him.

Christchurch will be next on the agenda and while visiting the Linton Military Camp where the Prince is expected to help lift a hāngi and learn the Army’s Haka as well as participate in a game of Touch Rugby with Linton Camp School students.

He will then travel to Whanganui where a pōhiri will be held for him at Pūtiki Marae and will then accompany kaihoe on the Marae waka  up the Whanganui River.

Prince Harry will finish in tour in New Zealand in Auckland where he will visit the Southern Cross Campus School and be treated to Māori and Pasifika performances among other events.  

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