Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Minister Kate Wilkinson is coming to Passchendaele

The Hon. Kate Wilkinson, Minister of Labour and for Food Safety and Associate Minister of Immigration & Associate Minister of Conservation is coming to Europe for a conference in Geneva. While in Europe she is taking a private trip to Passchendaele. Waimakariri was recently twinned with Zonnebeke in recognition of the service of The New Zealand soldiers who gave their lives in World War I fighting for the Belgian people at Passchendaele. The Hon. Kate Wilkinson says : "It is an absolute honour for me to have an opportunity to pay my respects there in person".

The Belgians are very happy to welcome the Minister in Zonnebeke on 17 June 2009.

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