Vice-Regal News

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 50th Birthday celebration of the Zonta Club of Adelaide.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Ms Louise Miller-Frost, Chief Executive Officer, and board members, staff and clients from Catherine House.

In the afternoon His Excellency the Governor received the Judges of the Governor’s Multicultural Awards,

Ms Flavia Tata Nardini, His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio, The Honourable John Sulan, Ms Helena Kyriazopoulos, Ms Karen Ashford, Ms Antonietta Cocchiaro OAM and Dr Valdis Tomanis, followed by a luncheon.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for 2019 Australia Day recipients of Australian Honours.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Robert Gerard AO and Mr Robert Hannaford AM.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for 2019 Australia Day recipients of Australian Honours.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia; Air Commodore Philip Gordon, Senior Defence Force Representative – SA; Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters – SA and Mrs Susan Burnett; Brigadier Damian Cantwell AM, Army Area Representative – SA; Acting Deputy Commissioner Paul Dickson APM, representing the Commissioner of South Australia Police; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, and assisted by the Department of Home Affairs, hosted a ceremony and conferred Australian citizenship on 29 new Australians.

On Sunday morning at the Air Force Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the commemorative service for the 98th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Australian Air Force.

In the afternoon at the Dom Polski Centre, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at a centenary of independence function hosted by the Federation of Polish Organisation in SA and the Centenary of Poland Regaining Independence Organising Committee.

On Saturday afternoon at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor attended the GFG Alliance Chairman’s function and watched the football match between Port Adelaide and Carlton.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy annual conference.

Afterwards at the Pullman Hotel, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at the Youth Suicide Prevention Summit organised by Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, SA Heath.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of the UNESCO Clubs, Adelaide Chapter.

In the evening at Goolwa, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the centenary celebration of the Returned and Services League of Australia, Goolwa Sub-Branch.

On Thursday His Excellency the Governor continued his Vice Regal regional visit to Mount Gambier and Naracoorte.

In the morning the Governor addressed community members and volunteers at a reception at Naracoorte Town Square; and afterwards at Naracoorte High School, the Governor addressed the students at the school assembly followed by a tour of the new STEM facilities.

In the afternoon at the Naracoorte National Park, the Governor toured the Caves, the Bat Observatory and the Roof Top Walk, before returning to Adelaide in the evening.

On Thursday morning in Adelaide, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

During the day, students from Plympton International College and the TAFE SA Adult Migrant English Program toured Government House.

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor departed for a Vice Regal regional visit to Mount Gambier and Naracoorte.

In the morning at Mount Gambier, the Governor met with Her Worship the Mayor of the City of Mount Gambier, Mrs Lynette Martin OAM and Mr Graeme Maxwell, Acting Chief Executive Officer and received a briefing on the region.  Afterwards visited Grant High School, where he toured the refurbished STEM facilities, met with exchange students and presented a gift on behalf of their Japanese Sister School, Soja Minami High School.

In the afternoon at Naracoorte, the Governor met with Her Worship the Mayor of the Naracoorte Lucindale Council, Ms Erika Vickery and Mr Trevor Smart, Chief Executive Officer and received a briefing on the region.  Afterwards the Governor visited Teys Australia (meat processor and exporter), Grindstone Vineyard and Garey Banks Woolshed, and was briefed on their operations.

In the evening the Governor hosted Her Worship the Mayor of the Naracoorte Lucindale Council, Ms Erika Vickery and Mr Trevor Smart Ms Jenny Stirling, Manager of the Migrant Resource Centre and a volunteer from the Migrant Resource Centre, and a representative from Teys Australia.

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson to be Governor’s Deputy from Wednesday 27th March until Thursday 28th March 2019.

On Tuesday evening in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an annual Celebration of South Australia’s cultural diversity and presentation of the Governor’s Multicultural Awards.

On Monday morning at St Peter’s Cathedral, Mrs Le presented awards at the Lady Day service and award ceremony of The Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Adelaide.

On Sunday afternoon at the South Australiam National War Memorial, the Governor placed a wreath at the National Day of Greece celebrations.

Later in the afternoon at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, the Governor attended an Interfaith Service of Prayer for Peace for those affected by the Christchurch tragedy, and the recommitment to Interfaith Harmony, organised by the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide.

On Saturday morning at Torrensville, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at the Thai Festival hosted by the Thai-Australian Association of South Australia.

Also in the morning at Brooklyn Park, Mrs Le officially opened the Quilters’ Guild of South Australia’s Country Forum and toured exhibits.

In the afternoon at the Migration Museum, the Governor officially launched the ‘In Our Own Voices’ exhibition and the book ‘Twenty Winters’ at an event hosted by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre.

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

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the South Australian Tourism Industry Council’s 2018 State Tourism Award winners and supporters.

In the evening at Elder Park, the Governor and Mrs Le placed a wreath at the Adelaide Vigil for Christchurch, jointly hosted by the Government of South Australia and the City of Adelaide.

On Wednesday morning at the State Library of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le as guests of Adelaide Central Market Authority, undertook a tour of the Adelaide Central Market’s ‘150 years of People and Produce’ exhibition, followed by a presentation of the book ‘Adelaide Central Market: Stories, People and Recipes’.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor met with Mr Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consul-General and Ms Laura Hughes, from the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne.

Later Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for committee members of the South Australian Boer War Association Inc.

On Monday evening at Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a reception to commemorate Commonwealth Day, hosted by The Joint Commonwealth Societies Council in South Australia.

In the afternoon, at the Marion Mosque at Park Holme, His Excellency participated in a community vigil organised by the Islamic Society of South Australia and the Muslim community to pray, mourn and honour all the victims of the Christchurch mosques attack and to stand in support and solidarity with the victims and their families

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a reception to thank supporters and volunteers of The St Vincent de Paul Society.

In the afternoon at St Dominic’s Priory College, North Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Sister Jillian Havey Centre, followed by a tour of the facility.

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

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to launch the Sport SA Reconciliation Action Plan.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a luncheon for the Chair, board and staff members, sponsors, benefactors and artists of the 2019 Adelaide Festival.

On Monday afternoon His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the running of the 2019 TAB Adelaide Cup at Morphettville Racecourse and presented the Adelaide Cup to the winning connections.

On Sunday morning the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor returned to Adelaide on the conclusion of his working visit to Japan to promote South Australia.

In the afternoon at Richmond Oval, the Governor addressed the players and spectators at the Australian Football International’s 2019 Harmony Cup.

In the evening at the Waikerie Soldiers Institute, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the 100th Birthday celebration of the Returned and Services League of Australia, Waikerie Sub-Branch.

On Friday His Excellency the Governor concluded his working visit to Japan to promote South Australia and departed Tokyo for Adelaide.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency The Honourable Chris Kourakis, as Governor’s Deputy, on behalf of His Excellency the Governor, attended the 2019 Adelaide International Women’s Day function hosted by the Adelaide UN Women Australia Breakfast Committee supporting the UN Women National Committee Australia.

On Thursday in Tokyo, His Excellency the Governor continued his working visit to Japan to promote South Australia.

In the morning at The National Diet of Japan, the Governor met with the Chair, Mr Ichiro Aisawa, and members of the Japan-Australia Dietmembers’ League. 

In the afternoon the Governor hosted a business roundtable with the Executive Council of the Australian New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan and representatives of South Australian industry.

Later the Governor met with the Australian Ambassador to Japan, His Excellency the Hon Richard Court AC and the Senior Trade Commissioner (Tokyo) Mr Brett Cooper.

Afterwards the Governor officially opened the South Australian Trade and Investment Office in the Australian Embassy.

In the evening the Governor hosted a business networking function: South Australia in Japan ‑ Building our Connections.

On Thursday morning in Adelaide, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor’s Deputy hosted a luncheon for the Chair, board and staff members, sponsors, benefactors and artists of the 2019 Adelaide Festival.

The Governor has appointed The Honourable Chris Kourakis to be Governor’s Deputy from the evening of Thursday 7th March until Saturday 9th March 2019.

On Wednesday morning in Kobe, His Excellency the Governor continued his working visit to Japan to promote South Australia.

In the morning the Governor met with senior executives of Kawasaki Heavy Industry (KHI) to discuss South Australia’s hydrogen economy and exports, followed by a visit to the KHI’s hydrogen port facilities, before departing for Tokyo.

In the afternoon in Tokyo, the Governor attended the 44th International Food and Beverage Exhibition (FoodEx), Asia’s leading international food and beverage fair, where, together with the Hon David Ridgway MLC, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, he met South Australian food exporters and distributors.

In the morning at the Adelaide Pavilion, Mrs Le addressed the gathering at a function in celebration of International Women’s Day hosted by Women in Rotary D9500 & D9520.

On Tuesday in Okayama, His Excellency the Governor continued his working visit to Japan to promote South Australia.

In the morning the Governor met with Mr Kairyu Takahashi, Speaker of the Okayama Prefectural Assembly, and viewed a sitting of the Assembly.  After the Governor visited the Korakuen Castle Gardens.

In the afternoon the Governor participated in a function hosted by the SA-Okayama Friendship Association and Okayama Department of Industry.

Afterwards at Soja Minami High School, the Governor addressed students and presented messages from sister schools in South Australia to: Soja Minami High School from Grant High School (Mount Gambier); Takahashi High School from Norwood Morialta High School; and Sozan High School from Sacred Heart College.

The Governor then departed for Kobe where, in the evening, he attended a function hosted by the Australian Consul‑General, Mr David Lawson, with members of the Kobe Japan‑Australia Society.

In the morning at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Seaton, Mrs Le attended the Women’s Opening Day followed by a morning tea.

During the day students from St Thomas Primary School toured Government House.

On Monday in Okayama, a sister‑state to South Australia for 25 years, His Excellency the Governor commenced his working visit to Japan to promote South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor met with Mr David Lawson, Australia’s Consul‑General and Senior Trade Commissioner (Osaka).

Later in the afternoon the Governor met with Mr Ryuta Ibaragi, the Governor of Okayama, and in the evening received a welcome reception and attended a dinner held in his honour by Governor Ibaragi.