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Auckland visit echoes island’s big day

Saturday 29 August 2015 | Published in Local

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Auckland visit echoes island’s big day
The scene at Atiu Hall in Auckland, the venue for a reception hosted by Auckland Cook Island group leaders for Prime Minister Puna and his delegation.

Just as the official programme for August 4 Constitution Day celebrations in Rarotonga began with a thanksgiving service, so Prime Minister Henry Puna’s state visit to New Zealand started with the prime minister and his delegation joining the Seventh Day Adventist Church of East Tamaki and the Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church in Newton last week.

Just as the official programme for August 4 Constitution Day celebrations in Rarotonga began with a thanksgiving service, so Prime Minister Henry Puna’s state visit to New Zealand started with the prime minister and his delegation joining the Seventh Day Adventist Church of East Tamaki and the Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church in Newton last week.


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