Vice-Regal News

On Wednesday morning at Bedford Group, Panorama, His Excellency the Governor received a briefing on the organisation, prior to being escorted on a tour of the operations.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the Adelaide Festival Chairman’s Circle.

Afterwards at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Media Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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.

Later the Governor, who is patron of South Australian Rostrum, received Mr Rod Ellis, President and Ms Shirley Reed, Secretary.

In the afternoon Mrs Le, who is patron, hosted an afternoon tea for the committee of The South Australian Country Women's Association.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Rob Chapman, Chairman, Investment Attraction South Australia.

In the afternoon at Bonython Hall, The University of Adelaide, the Governor attended a memorial service to celebrate the life of the late The Honourable Dr Basil Hetzel AC.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers and supporters of Down Syndrome South Australia, at which the Governor, who is Patron, presented retiring Board members and volunteers with tokens of thanks.

On Sunday morning the Governor and Mrs Le attended the mass for the commemoration of the Feast Day of Saint Maroun at Saint Maroun’s Church, Goodwood.

In the afternoon at Whitmore Square, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia’s Harmony Picnic in the Square.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor departed Adelaide for Port Lincoln.

Shortly after arrival, the Governor addressed the guests and officially unveiled a statue of Captain Matthew Flinders at the Nautilus Arts Centre.

In the afternoon, at the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, the Governor addressed the guests and unveiled a story-board dedicated to the restored ketch ‘Hecla’, prior to receiving a tour of the museum.

Afterwards, the Governor was hosted at luncheon by His Worship the Mayor of the City of Port Lincoln Mr Bruce Green, and Council members.

Following luncheon, the Governor was escorted on a tour of Mill Cottage, and received a briefing on the local history of Port Lincoln and the surrounding district.

On Saturday evening the Governor returned to Adelaide.

On Friday afternoon at the Hahndorf Resort, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Country Press South Australia Conference.

In the evening at Carclew House and Gardens, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 50th Anniversary Launch Party for Barkuma Inc.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Jane Zhang, President of the Australian Chinese Medical Association South Australia.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to launch the Governor’s Leadership Program for 2017.

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

In the evening at the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, the University of South Australia, Adelaide, the Governor officially opened the exhibition, “SANAA: A Better World Through Creativity”.

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

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.