Mayoral 50 Diplomats Christmas Function Hosted at Zealandia

15th December 2020
Photo provided by the Wellington City Council.
On Saturday 12th December 2020, the Mayor of Wellington (His Worship, Andy Foster) hosted the members of the Diplomatic Corps and their families to Zealandia (the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary) for a Kiwiana Christmas Lunch and guided tour. The Samoa High Commissioner and Dean of Diplomatic Corps (H.E. Leasi Papali’i Scanlan) was accompanied by his spouse, Mrs. Joyce Scanlan at this special event. The day started off with welcome speeches from the CEO of Zealandia (Mr Paul Atkins) and the Mayor of Wellington. This was immediately followed by lunch. This is the first time for such a memorable event which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the Members of the Diplomatic Corps & families, many of whom had not visited Zealandia before. The beautiful sunny Wellington weather added to the success of the event together with the excellent guided tours conducted by the Mayor himself and Zealandia staff members. Following the Tour, the Dean (on behalf of the Diplomatic Corps) thanked the Mayor for the warm hospitality and especially for this great initiative which will help further in promoting closer relations between the Wellington City Council and the Diplomatic Corps.