On Thursday, May 14, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales accompanied by the Governor General of New Zealand, Mr. Sir Jerry Mataparae, visited Whanganui. Whilst there the prince visited the “…Pūtiki Marae which is central to Maori culture and community activities. He was given a full Powhiri welcome including the challenge, a call of welcome, speeches by the welcoming Iwi and a prayer…” according to Kensington Palace.
Thereafter, Prince Harry was given a tour down the Whanganui River in a Waka canoe and attended a reception with military veterans.
On Friday, May 15, 2015, the prince was in south Auckland where he visited the Turn Your Life Around Development Trust Youth Center and toured the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit, where he met “…rugby stars Keven Mealamu and Jerome Kaino…”
And, finally, on Saturday, May 16, 2015, Prince Harry “…helped mark the two weeks to go to the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 [by] taking part in a mini football event at The Cloud in Auckland…” writes the official FIFA website.