Vice-Regal News

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received a delegation led by the Japanese Minister of Defence, Mr Gen Nakatani, which included His Excellency Mr Sumio Kusaka, Ambassador of Japan.

During the day, students from Thebarton Senior College toured Government House.

On Thursday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their regional visit to Port Pirie.

In the morning the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the World War One Memorial Gates, before touring the Returned and Services League and Huey Museums.

Afterwards at St Anthony’s Church, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a morning tea with the Port Pirie Italian Community, before returning to Adelaide.

In the evening at Rose Park, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of Brand South Australia and the International Three Day Event Board, attended the Australian International Three Day Event Welcome Reception.

In the evening at the Arts Theatre, the Governor, as patron of the Adelaide Repertory Theatre, attended the opening night performance of Only an Orphan Girl.

Also 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 morning, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed Adelaide for a regional visit to Port Pirie.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a lunch as guests of Mr John Rohde, His Worship the Mayor of Port Pirie Regional Council, and Dr Andrew Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Port Pirie Regional Council.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities of Nyrstar, before visiting the Port Pirie Regional Tourism and Arts Centre, where they viewed the Shakka the Great White Shark Exhibition and met with local Councillors.

In the evening at the Northern Festival Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests and presented awards at the John Pirie Secondary School Presentation Evening.

His Excellency the Governor has appointed the Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson, to be Governor’s Deputy from Wednesday 18th November 2015 until Thursday 19th November 2015.

On Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children, and Mrs Le visited a patient receiving treatment in Adelaide.

Also in the morning, Mrs Le, as patron of The Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia, visited the Guild Museum and viewed its 50th anniversary exhibition at Mile End.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to mark the centenary of the Anglican Diocese of Willochra.

In the evening at the Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Unley, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a public vigil in support of the people of France, in particular victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

Afterwards at Leawood Gardens, the Governor, as patron of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and Mrs Le attended a dinner for leaders in philanthropy.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the Australian Refugee Association.

On Sunday morning at St Peter’s Church, the Governor, as a guest of the Anglican Parish of Glenelg, placed a wreath at the Act of Remembrance Service.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le participated in the 2015 Credit Union Christmas Pageant.

In the evening at the Payneham Bowling Club, the Governor, as patron of the Malaysia Club of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests at the Deepavali Night - Festival of Lights.

On Friday afternoon at the Grand Ballroom, Fulham Gardens, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Meals on Wheels South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests and presented awards at the Annual Awardee Volunteer Luncheon.

In the evening at Ayers House, the Governor, as Patron-in-Chief, and Mrs Le attended a dinner to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Trust of South Australia.

During the day, students from St Andrew’s School toured Government House.

On Thursday afternoon at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests at a luncheon for the 40th anniversary of the Australian Craniofacial Unit.

Later at the State Library of South Australia, the Governor, as patron, presented awards at the 2015 Debating SA Awards Reception.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le planted a cross in memory of the fallen and then attended a Service of Remembrance at the South Australian National War Memorial, where the Governor placed a wreath and Mrs Le placed a tribute.

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

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome international guests attending the World Wine Trade Group and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Wine Regulatory Forum.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor, as Patron-in-Chief of the Australia Day Council of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests and presented awards at the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards for South Australia.

On Monday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le visited Stardust Castle and met with volunteers associated with the Credit Union Christmas Pageant.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Par Ahlberger, Ambassador of Sweden, Mr Joshua Teague, Honorary Consul of Sweden in Adelaide, Mr Goran Roos, Chair, Advanced Manufacturing Council, Government of South Australia, Mr Nigel Chamier, Honorary Consul of Sweden in Brisbane, Mr Trevan Clough, Honorary Consul General of Sweden in Papua New Guinea, and Captain Karl Henriksson, Defence Attaché, Embassy of Sweden.

In the evening at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor, as a guest of the Australian Psychological Society - South Australian Branch, launched Australian Psychology Week.

On Sunday evening the Governor, as a guest of the Very Reverend Frank Nelson, delivered a reading at the Remembrance Sunday service at St Peter’s Cathedral.

During the day at NCW House, Adelaide, Mrs Le, as Patron-in-Chief of the National Council of Women of South Australia, presented awards at the Ruth Gibson Memorial Awards.

On Saturday afternoon His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the sailing season at Outer Harbor.

In the evening at the Intercontinental Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests at the Australian Chinese Medical Association Foundation’s Charity Gala Dinner.

On Friday morning at the National Wine Centre, the Governor officially opened the national conference for the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le, as patron, hosted a reception to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia.

In the afternoon at Richmond Primary School, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched KidsMatter Primary, an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome guests attending the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council Meeting.

Later at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor attended the Ethnic Business Awards Gala Presentation Dinner.

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

Afterwards at West Beach, the Governor, as patron of Guide Dogs Association of SA and NT, and Mrs Le attended the official launch of the Guide Dogs Pet Hotel.

In the evening at the Hawke Building, University of South Australia, the Governor, as a guest of Survivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance and Rehabilitation Service, officially opened the photography exhibition One Thousand Lifetimes in One Lifetime.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the afternoon, the Governor received the Honourable Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and the Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO, Chairman, Veterans’ Advisory Council.

During the day students from Gawler and District College toured Government House.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received Her Excellency Mrs Belen F Anota, Ambassador of the Philippines; Ms Nina P Cainglet, Minister and Consul General of Philippines; Mr Kenneth Yap, Special Trade Representative, Philippines Trade and Investment Centre; and Mr Mark McBriarty, Honorary Consul for the Philippines in South Australia, who later joined the Governor and Mrs Le for a luncheon along with Mr Phil Jaquillard,  President, Philippines Business Chamber of South Australia; Mr Nick Begakis AO, Chairman, Bellis Fruit Bars; and Mr Andrew Gwinnett, Chairman, Arrowcrest Group.

On Monday morning at North Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Cora Barclay Centre Resource Centre.

In the evening at the South Australian Maritime Museum, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a reception hosted by the Royal Australian Navy – Navy Headquarters South Australia.

On Sunday morning in Rundle Mall, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests at the 2015 Multicultural Festival.

In the afternoon at Norwood, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, as guests of the Russian Community Centre, attended a banquet to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Mr Michael Churkin OAM.

Afterwards, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, invested Mr Philip Haynes OAM with his Order of Australia Medal.  

In the evening at the National Wine Centre, the Governor, as Patron-in-Chief, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered the United Nations Day Message at the United Nations Association of Australia – South Australian Division dinner.

On Saturday morning at Victoria Square, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Ethnic Schools Association of South Australia, officially opened the 2015 Ethnic Schools Children's Day festivities.

In the afternoon at the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, opened the 2015/16 Sailing Season.

In the evening at the Dom Kopernika Hall, the Governor addressed guests at a function for the Friends of the Vietnamese Invalid Veterans Association.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the War Horse Memorial in the East Parklands in remembrance of the role of horses in war.

In the afternoon at the Federal Court of Australia, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia, attended a luncheon with Supreme Court and Federal Court Judges.

Later at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide, the Governor addressed guests at the South Australian Institute for Educational Leadership Insight Seminar.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, as a guest of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, delivered the Nisbet Oration at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Afterwards in Woodville, the Governor presented certificates at the Heart for Kids Charity Dinner.

During the day, students from Warradale Primary School toured Government House.

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

Afterwards the Governor received Mr Andrew Stevens, Assistant Dean of Executive Education, University of Adelaide and a delegation from the Management Training Institute, Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Hongwei Rao, Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China to Adelaide.

In the evening at Parliament House, the Governor attended a dinner hosted by the Honourable Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council with members of the Legislative Council.

On Wednesday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor convened the final interview selection process for the selection of the 2016 Rhodes Scholar for South Australia.  The Selection Committee included Dr S Wells, Deputy Chair, Dr D Clode, Dr N Betts, Mr R Whitington QC, Ms J Parkinson and Mr W Spurr AO, and was attended by Ms M Seppelt, Honorary Secretary of SA Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.

In the afternoon the Governor hosted the announcement of the Rhodes Scholar for 2016.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Barkuma 2015 Employer Awards.

Afterwards at the City of Playford Civic Centre, the Governor, as a guest of SYC, addressed guests and presented certificates at the Training Prospects Graduation Ceremony.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, who is patron of Children’s Week Association of South Australia, hosted a reception for the presentation of Children's Week Awards.

In the evening, the Governor hosted a dinner for the South Australian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee members and short-listed candidates.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor, addressed students at the Glenunga International High School Year 12 Graduation Ceremony. 

On Sunday morning at the Titanium Security Arena, the Governor, as Chief Scout, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented the Queen’s Scout, the Baden-Powell and the Adult Recognition Awards for Scouts Australia - South Australian Branch.

In the evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor presented awards at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Awards Ceremony.

On Saturday afternoon in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as Deputy Prior of St John Ambulance South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests and presented awards at the 2015 Awards Day Ceremony.

On Friday morning at Belair, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of St John’s Grammar School, addressed students at the Year 12 Valedictory Day Assembly.

Also in the morning at Coorara Primary School, Morphett Vale, Mrs Le, as patron of Children’s Week Association of South Australia, officially launched Children’s Week 2015.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, as Chief Ambassador, addressed guests at the Governor's Aboriginal Employment Industry Cluster luncheon. 

Afterwards in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, as patron of StudyAdelaide, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests and presented awards at the Governor’s Farewell for International Students.

In the evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor addressed guests at the annual dinner of the Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation.

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

Afterwards at the Adelaide Central Markets, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched the Community Kitchen, as guests of the Adelaide Central Market Authority.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Mr Martin Haese, attended a reception to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen becoming the Longest Reigning Monarch in British and Australian History.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council. Afterwards, the Governor received the Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Dr Obaid Al Ketbi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates and accompanying delegation from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, who later joined the Governor and Mrs Le for a luncheon along with Mr Soufiane Rboub, Chairman, Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr Peter Merchant, Director, Maison Design; and Mr Dave Reilly, Managing Director, Gurra Downs Date Company.