Vice-Regal News

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon the Governor undertook an industry visit to Coopers Brewery, Regency Park.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 2016 Churchill Fellowship Awards.

On Saturday evening at the Prophet Elias Church, Norwood, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 7th Annual Norwood Greek Cultural Festival.

On Friday evening at the Brighton Football Club, His Excellency the Governor, who is Patron, addressed the guests and presented awards at the Country Carnival Cricket Association’s end of carnival function. 

On Thursday morning at St Peter’s Cathedral, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Opening Service to mark the beginning of the 2017 State Parliamentary Year.

Later, at Government House, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

At luncheon, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted Her Excellency Dr Anna Prinz, Ambassador of Germany, and an accompanying delegation.

On Wednesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Hutt Street Centre’s Inspiring Achievement Awards.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Don Russell, Chief Executive, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for committee members of the Lyceum Club (Adelaide).

On Monday morning at the Royal Australian Air Force Base, Edinburgh, Mrs Le officially unveiled a framed copy of ‘Villagers of Bangka Island’ at a commemorative morning tea.

Later, at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Paul Easter and Ms Emma Hosking, Gallagher Bassett.

During the day Brighton Seniors Club toured Government House.

On Sunday morning Mrs Le, who is patron of the South Australian Women’s Memorial Playing Fields Trust, laid a wreath at the Bangka Day Memorial Service at St Marys.

On Saturday evening at Titanium Security Arena, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of Scouts Australia – South Australian Branch, attended the basketball game between the Adelaide 36ers and the Cairns Taipans.

On Friday evening at the Naval, Military & Air Force Club, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a reception for the Cambridge Society of South Australia.

Afterwards, at the San Giorgio La Molara Club, Payneham, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Overseas Chinese Association of South Australia’s Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year Banquet.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Afterwards at Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the funeral service for the late The Honourable Dr Basil Hetzel AC.

In the evening at Nexus Arts, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the exhibition, ‘Patterns of Migration’.

On Wednesday evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of Rymill House Foundation, of which His Excellency is Patron-in-Chief, attended the performance ‘Elements’ by Mr Ludovico Einaudi.

On Tuesday morning in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2017 Merit Ceremony hosted by the SACE Board of South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Chris Burns CSC, Commissioner, South Australian Mental Health Commission.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for Mr Houssam Abiad, Chair, Australia Day Council of South Australia with Mrs Ava Abiad, and Mr Norman Schueler OAM, Deputy Chair, Australia Day Council and Mrs Carol Schueler.

On Monday evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor presented awards at the Walford Anglican School for Girls International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Merit Ceremony.

On Saturday morning at the Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, who is Patron of the Lions Medical Research Foundation, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched The Lions Mobile Skin Cancer Screening Unit.

In the afternoon in Chinatown, Adelaide, the Governor, who is Patron of Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering as Guest of Honour at the 2017 Chinatown Lunar New Year Street Party.

On Friday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued with their regional visit of Mount Gambier and the South-East.

In the morning the Governor and Mrs Le toured Mount Gambier North School and received a briefing on the migrant family program.  Later, while visiting Grant High School, the Governor and Mrs Le received a briefing on the agricultural program.  Subsequently, the Governor and Mrs Le met with volunteers at Regional Foodbank.

In the afternoon at Hollick Estates, Coonawarra, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the winery, followed by a luncheon with His Worship the Mayor of Wattle Range Council Mr Peter Gandolfi, and Mr Ben Gower, Chief Executive Officer, Wattle Range Council, accompanied by elected members of the Wattle Range Council.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide.

On Thursday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued with their regional visit of Mount Gambier and the South-East.

In the morning the Governor and Mrs Le toured and received a briefing at NF McDonnell & Sons;  Bio-Gro ; United International Container Service; the Port MacDonnell Crayfish Factory; and the Port MacDonnell Maritime Museum.

The Governor and Mrs Le were hosted for luncheon at Customs House, Port MacDonnell, by His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Grant Mr Richard Sage, with Mr Trevor Smart, Chief Executive Officer, accompanied by elected members of District Council of Grant.  Later, the Governor and Mrs Le toured Coola Station, Kongorong.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le, were hosted for dinner at The Barn, OB Flat, by His Worship the Mayor of the City of Mount Gambier Mr Andrew Lee and Mrs Jianhua Zhang, with Mr Mark McShane, Chief Executive Officer, City of Mount Gambier, accompanied by elected members of the City of Mount Gambier.

In the morning at Government House, Her Excellency, Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued with their regional visit of Mount Gambier and the South-East.

In the morning at the Ryder Cheshire Foundation, Mount Gambier, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities and met with staff. Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le were briefed by staff and toured the operations at the Blue Lake Dairy, Tantanoola. Later, at Holla-Fresh, Tantanoola, the Governor and Mrs Le were briefed on operations and toured the facility.

In the afternoon at Mayura Station, Canunda, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities and met with staff, followed by lunch. Later at Kimberly-Clark Australia, Millicent Mill, Millicent, the Governor and Mrs Le were briefed on operations and toured the facilities.

In the evening at City Hall, Mount Gambier, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a reception hosted by the City of Mount Gambier and met with community representatives.

Later, at Crusoe’s Restaurant, Mount Gambier, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for local Mayors. Guests included His Worship the Mayor of The District Council of Grant, Mr Richard Sage and Mrs Lynette Sage, His Worship the Mayor of the City of Mount Gambier Mr Andrew Lee and Mrs Jianhua Zhang, His Worship the Mayor of Tatiara District Council Mr Graham Excell and Mrs Cheryl Excell, and Her Worship the Mayor Naracoorte Lucindale Council Mrs Erika Vickery.

In the evening at The Playford MGallery by Sofitel, Adelaide, Her Excellency, Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, addressed the gathering at the Chinese New Year Reception for the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed Adelaide for Mount Gambier.

Later, at the City of Mount Gambier Council Chambers, the Governor and Mrs Le received a briefing and tour from His Worship the Mayor of the City of Mount Gambier, Mr Andrew Lee, and Mr Mark McShane, Chief Executive Officer of the City of Mount Gambier.  Following that, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Main Corner Building and visited the Riddoch Art Gallery.

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le mingled with community members at the Australian Migrant Resource Centre.

In the afternoon at Vansittart Park, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the War Memorial. During a service of remembrance, His Excellency laid a wreath.  Following the service, at the Mount Gambier Returned and Services League, the Governor and Mrs Le were hosted for a luncheon.

Later, the Governor and Mrs Le received a briefing and tour of the Blue Lake, prior to a briefing and tour of the Umpherston Sinkhole.

Afterwards, at Orana Enterprises, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities and met with staff.

In the evening, at Commodore on the Park, the Governor and Mrs Le were hosted for dinner by His Worship the Mayor and Mrs Jianhua Zhang, and Mr McShane and Ms Xiaorong Liu.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for Mr Bill Muirhead AM, Agent General for South Australia, and Mrs Jeanne Muirhead.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Royal Australian Navy, attended the Navy Week Church Service at Christ Church North Adelaide.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Islamic Society of South Australia, attended the Al-Salam Peace Festival at Veale Gardens.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Afterwards, the Governor received Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Royal Australian Navy - Navy Headquarters South Australia and Lieutenant Commander Adam Muckalt RAN, Commanding Officer, HMAS Leeuwin.

In the evening at the Zhu-Lin Buddhist Temple in Ottoway, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the South Australian Zhu-Lin Buddhist Association’s 2017 Lunar New Year Celebration.

On Thursday morning at the Tanunda Show Hall, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the Barossa Council Australia Day Breakfast.

In the evening the Governor, who is patron-in-chief of the Australia Day Council of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, viewed the Australia Day Parade.

Later at Adelaide Oval, the Governor, who is patron of the South Australian Cricket Association, and Mrs Le attended the final session of the One Day International Series Australia vs Pakistan.

On Wednesday morning at the South Australian Museum, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le viewed the ‘Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from Durer to Goya’ exhibition.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Mohamed Khairat, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Mrs Omneya Negm, accompanied by Mr Philip Marley, Board Member, Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Mr Richard Fishlock, Former Vice President, Orchid Club of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Heather Fishlock.

In the evening at the Crowne Plaza, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron-in-chief of the Australia Day Council of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at a ceremony for the 2017 Australia Day Awards.

On Sunday morning at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Oaklands Park, the Governor, who is Patron, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2017 South Australian Swimming Championships Hall of Fame Induction.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under Legends’ Night Dinner.

On Friday afternoon at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, His Excellency, who is patron-in-chief of the Australia Day Council of South Australia, and Mrs Le attended the Australia Day Luncheon.