TE MAEVA NUI 2018
OFFICIAL OPENING & FLOAT PARADE
Friday 27th July 2018
At the Float Assembly Area
Along the main road from the West end of Avatiu Harbour towards Panama
12:00pm ALL FLOATS TO ASSEMBLE AND READY FOR PRE-JUDGING
12:00pm Pre-judging of Floats commence
1:20pm Floats Roll to the Maire Nui Drive entrance
TORCH RELAY FROM THE QUEENS REPRESENTATIVE RESIDENCE, TITIKAVEKA.
9:30 am Torch is lit and Scout Torch Bearers depart for Constitution Park, Avarua
Torch Relay proceeds through Panama until Constitution Park
Torch passes through float parade.
M.C. Papatua Papatua At the Main Seating Area
Constitution Park, Punanga Nui Foreshore, opposite the Catholic Cathedral:
12:00pm – 12.25pm All invited guests arrived and seated
12:35pm Arrival of the Chairman of the Religious Advisory Council (RAC) – met and escorted to his seat
12:40pm Arrival of the Kaumaiti Nui (President of the House of Ariki), Tou Travel Ariki & Mrs Tou, met and escorted to their seats
12:45pm Arrival of the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Mark Stephen Brown and Mrs Brown met and escorted to their seats.
12:50pm Arrival of the Prime Minister, Hon. Henry Tuakeu Puna and Mrs Puna – met and escorted to their seats.
12.55pm Arrival of the Queen’s Representative, H.E. Tom Marsters and Mrs Marsters – met and escorted to their seats
- Opening Prayer Service by the Chairman of the Religious Advisory Council
- Lighting of the Te Maeva Nui Flame by the Prime Minister, Hon. Henry Tuakeu Puna
- Address and Declaring OPEN the Te Maeva Nui 2018, by the Prime Minister Prime
Minister, Hon. Henry Tuakeu Puna
- And the start of the Float Parade arrival led by the Brass band, Uniform organisations
- Floats End
- Closing Prayer by the Chairman of the Religious Advisory Council
THE 53rd CONSTITUTION CELEBRATIONS TE MAEVA NUI 2018 BEGINS
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