Friday, March 23, 2012

Government House

The bagpipes are playing for the open house of the Government House which only happens once a year.
 The Government House is the official residence of the Governor-General who is the representative of the Queen of New Zealand.  Member of the Royal Family of England often stay at the House when making visits to New Zealand.  It was officially built in 1910 but was closed from 2008 until March 24, 2011 for renovations such as seismic strengthening and removal of asbestos. The Government House has eight guest suites, a self-contained apartment for the Governor General and family, as well as a ballroom, conservatory, sitting rooms, service rooms, kitchens and a wing of offices.


Ballroom with picture of Queen Elizabeth II


Sitting Room

Sitting Room


Official Dining Room

Rear Entrance of the Government House

Tennis Courts - Turf

Kitchenette near tennis courts

Building next to tennis courts

Convicts Wall

Convicts Wall

March 17, 2012

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