Vice-Regal News

On Friday in Barmera, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the 2017 Riverland Field Days, followed by a tour of exhibitor sites.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Guide Dogs Association of SA and NT Beau's Pet Hotel at the Adelaide Airport.

In the afternoon at the German Club, Adelaide, the Governor attended a social event hosted by Dr Wolf Blass AM.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of the Australian Institute of Urban Studies South Australia on their 50th anniversary.

During the day students from Kilkenny Primary School, Leigh Creek Area School and Hawker Primary School toured Government House.

On Wednesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Engineers Australia South Australia Individual Awards.

Afterwards at the Hackney Hotel, the Governor addressed the guests at the SA/NT Annual General Meeting of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

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

In the afternoon at the National Wine Centre of Australia, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Breast Cancer Network Australia's annual Pink Lady function.

In the evening at the Clare Golf Club, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards for the Landcare Association of South Australia State Conference.

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

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Joseph Mitchell, Artistic Director, OzAsia Festival; Ms Ruth Sibley, Manager, Public Affairs; and Ms Sam Prior, Assistant Producer, Adelaide Festival Centre.

In the evening at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening mass for the 48th Biennial Conference of the Catholic Women’s League of Australia.

On Sunday afternoon at Tanunda Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Barossa Valley Churches Funday Sunday event, where they met with volunteers and stall holders.

Afterwards the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests and unveiled plaques at Nuriootpa Retirement Living and Tanunda Lutheran Home Ground Breaking Ceremonies.

On Saturday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor delivered the welcoming address at the 6th Australian National Hindu Conference, organised by Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for the families of Australian service personnel who have been killed whilst on deployment in Afghanistan.

On Friday morning at Plympton, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the ceremony for the naming of the new electorate in honour of Major Peter Badcoe VC and for the presentation by Badcoe family members of replicas of the medals awarded to Major Badcoe to the Plympton Glenelg RSL.

Afterwards at Wayville, the Governor and Mrs Le, as a guest of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, attended the 2017 Royal Adelaide Show official luncheon.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for His Excellency Mr Gong Zheng, Governor of Shandong, China and his delegation.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours.

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

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours, including Australian Fire Service, Ambulance Service and Emergency Service Medals.  After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included representatives from the State Emergency Service SA, SA Metropolitan Fire Service and SA Country Fire Service, and the Honorary Aides‑de‑Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

On Sunday afternoon at Rymill Park, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the
gathering at the Adelaide Multicultural Eid Festival organised by the Islamic Information Centre of
South Australia.
Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le attended the official opening of the new Royal Adelaide
Hospital.
Later at the Migration Museum, the Governor officially opened the Carnevale exhibition, organised
by the co-ordinating Italian committee.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor,
accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 2nd anniversary gala dinner of the Zahra
Foundation Australia.

On Friday morning at Wayville, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the new Adelaide Showgrounds development, followed by a tour of the Royal Adelaide Show.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, who is patron of the Childhood Cancer Association, and Mrs Le, hosted a reception for the launch of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor made a speech to, and presented the Apprentice of the Year award at, the South Australian Training and Skills Commission Awards presentation dinner.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the launch of the Vietnamese Women's Association South Australia Hall Of Fame.

In the afternoon, the Governor, who is patron of the Royal Zoological Society of SA, and Mrs Le, toured the new Lion Night Yards at Monarto Zoo.

On Wednesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to mark the 20th anniversary of the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival at which His Excellency presented two awards for works displayed during the Festival.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia.  Afterwards, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon the Governor, who is patron of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - South Australia, and Mrs Le, hosted a ceremony at which the Governor presented the 2017 Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Awards, followed by a reception.

On Sunday afternoon at the Latvian Community Hall, Wayville, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Baltic Way Freedom Concert, organised by The Baltic Council of South Australia.

Afterwards at the Ukrainian Community Centre, Hindmarsh, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Independence Day Concert, organised by Association of Ukrainians in South Australia.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the South Australian Olympic Council’s 2017 Premier's Games Appeal event.

Afterwards the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the Australia Malaysia Business Council of South Australia’s 2017 Merdeka Gala Dinner.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Dr AM Gondane, High Commissioner of India.  Other guests included Mrs Varsha Gondane; Mr Brian Hayes, Special Envoy to India; and Mr Adireddy Yara, President, Indian Australian Association of South Australia.

Later at the Glenelg Golf Club, the Governor, who is patron of the Legacy Club of Adelaide, presented the Governor’s Cup and other trophies to the winners of the annual Legacy Governor's Cup competition.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor, who is patron of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association - South Australian Chapter, addressed the guests at the annual Business Awards dinner.

On Thursday afternoon His Excellency the Governor returned to Adelaide following his overseas visit to Bangkok and Hong Kong.

In the morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, as Governor’s Deputy, hosted a morning tea followed by a tour of Government House for the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Board and Management.

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor continued the Hong Kong leg of his overseas visit to promote South Australia, however severe local weather conditions caused by Typhoon Hato forced cancellation of much of his program. 

During the day students from St Pius School toured Government House.

On Tuesday morning, continuing his overseas travel to Thailand and Hong Kong to promote South Australia, His Excellency departed Bangkok for Hong Kong.

In the evening at Ocean Park, to which South Australia gifted koalas in 2015, the Governor was hosted by Mr Matthias Li, Chief Executive Officer. 

In the morning at Government House Adelaide, His Excellency the Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Monday morning in Bangkok, at the commencement of his overseas trip to Thailand and Hong Kong to promote South Australia, His Excellency the Governor addressed delegates of the South Australia trade mission. 

He afterwards met with His Excellency Mr Paul Robilliard, Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. 

The Governor then travelled to the Royal Palace to sign the condolence book for the His late Majesty King Rama IX.

In the afternoon, the Governor met with representatives of Thai Airways International and Adelaide Airport.

In the evening the Governor attended a reception and dinner for members of the South Australia Club.

On Friday morning at the Torrens Parade Ground, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le placed a wreath at a commemoration of the Battle of Long Tan and the Vietnam War, organised by The Royal Australian Regiment Association SA.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, who is patron of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (South Australia and Northern Territory), attended the annual Friday Long Lunch.

Afterwards the Governor addressed the guests at the Global Health Conference of the Australian Medical Students' Association.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for clients and volunteers of Rubys, Uniting Communities.

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor attended Chairman of the Adelaide Football Club’s pre-match function and football game between Adelaide and Sydney.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of the Leaders Institute of South Australia, received Ms Alexandrea Cannon, Board Chair and Ms Cathie Brown, Chief Executive Officer.

Also in the afternoon Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea followed by a tour of the grounds for members of the Australian Retired Persons Association gardening group.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for Her Excellency Mrs Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of Croatia.

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

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of awards to the Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards Scholars.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner on the occasion of the visit of Mr HL Kam, Group Managing Director, Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings.

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

In the afternoon His Excellency received Mr Lee Chew, Spokesman, and Mr Warren Keading, Advisor, Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple of Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency and Mrs Le attended a performance by the Australian String Quartet.

On Monday morning members from the Port Adelaide Enfield Council, English as a Second Language Group toured Government House.

In the afternoon students from the Power Community Limited Secondary Schools program toured Government House.

On Sunday afternoon at the Woodville Town Hall, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the celebration of India’s 71st Independence Day, organised by the Indian Australian Association of South Australia.

During the afternoon, the grounds of Government House were open to view a selection of artwork on display as part of the SALA Festival.