• Short Summary

    ABOUT TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE AT PRINCES WHARF IN AUCKLAND THIS MORNING FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE ROYAL FAMILY ABOARD ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA.

  • Description

    ABOUT TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE AT PRINCES WHARF IN AUCKLAND THIS MORNING FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE ROYAL FAMILY ABOARD ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA.

    BRITANNIA WAS ESCORTED TO PRINCES WHARF BY HUNDREDS OF SMALL BOATS, HARBOUR FERRIES, AND AUCKLAND HARBOUR BOARD TUGS. SHIPS IN PORT SOUNDED A WELCOME ON THEIR HOOTERS AS THE ROYAL YACHT WHEELED AND MOVED SLOWLY TO THE WHARF SIDE.

    NAVAL PARTIES SECURED THE ROPES OF THE BRITANNIA AS SHE CAME ALONGSIDE, AND THE TUGS STOOD BY TO GIVE ANY ASSISTANCE.

    THE FRIGATE WAIKATO, THE ESCORT SHIP TO THE BRITANNIA, ALSO BERTHED WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS, AND BOTH SHIPS ARE NOW ALONGSIDE
    ABOUT NOW THE ROYAL PARTY WILL LEAVE BRITANNIA AND WILL TRAVEL TO EDEN PARK WHERE THEY WILL BE WELCOMED BY THE CITY OF AUCKLAND.

    THE CROWD IS NOW WAITING EXPECTANTLY TO WATCH THE QUEEN LEAVE FOR EDEN PARK.

    URGENT
    THE ROYAL FAMILY ARE AT THIS MOMENT BEING WELCOMED TO AUCKLAND AT AN OUTDOOR CIVIC FUNCTION AT EDEN PARK.

    THEY STEPPED ASHORE FROM THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA A FEW MINUTES AFTER TEN TO BE WELCOMED BY THE PRIME MINISTER AND MRS HOLYOAKE.

    THE QUEEN THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS ANNE WALKED PAT ABOUT 300 INVITED GUESTS AT THE OVERSEAS TERMINAL BUILDING AND INSPECTED A MODEL OF PROPOSED HARBOUR DEVELOPMENTS BEFORE DRIVING THROUGH THE STREETS OF AUCKLAND.

    OFFICE WORKERS SHOPPERS AND OTHERS LINED HE STREETS IN THEIR THOUSANDS TO CHEER THE PARTY ON ITS WAY.

    AT EDEN PARK THERE WERE GAPS IN THE RANKS OF CHILDREN CAUSED BY A BUS DRIVERS STOPPAGE AND A SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON THE MOTORWAY BUT THERE ARE STILL SEVERAL THOUSAND THERE TO WELCOME THE QUEEN TO AUCKLAND.

    THERE ARE LARGE GAPS IN THE SEATING AT EDEN PARK FOR THE PUBLIC WELCOME TO THE ROYAL FM E E E ROYAL FAMILY.

    MANY CHILDREN HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO ATTEND BECAUSE OF THE ARA BUS STOPPAGE.

    A MULTIPLE ACCIDENT ON THE SOUTHERN MOTORWAY HAS CAUSED A LARGE TRAFFIC JAM DELAYING MANY OF THE BUSES COMING FOR THE SOUTH.

    THE DELAY IS SUCH MANY OF THE BUSES HAVE TURNED ROUND TO GO HOME.

    ALONG THE ROUTE TO EDEN PARK A LARGE NUMBER OF SMALL GROUPS HAVE GATHERED.

    AND SOME OF THE SH E E E CHILDREN HAVE ARRIVED AT EDEN PARK HAVE BEEN LATE E BECAUSE OF TRAFFIC HOLDUPS NEAR THE PARK CAUSED BY MANY PARENTS AND TAXIS BRINGING THE CHILDREN INSTEAD OF ARA BUSES.

    EXPO NAVAL
    AT THE DEVONPORT NAVAL BASE, THE QUEEN PRESENTED THE NEW ROYAL COLOURS TO THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY BEFORE A CROWD OF 8000.

    THE ROYAL PARTY ARRIVED FORTY FIVE MINUTES LATE DELAYED BY THE RECEPTION THEY RECEIVED THIS MORNING AT EDEN PARK.

    THE NEW FLAG IS A NEW ZEALAND WHITE ENSIGN BEARING THE ROYAL CROWN AND CYPHERED ER 11.

    THE QUEEN COMMENTED ON THE SOUTHERN CROSS BEING PART OF THE COLOURS SAYING THEY SYMBOLISE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER OWN DEFENCE.

    SHE SAID HOWEVER THAT NEW ZEALAND IN MATTERS OF DEFENCE DOES NOT STAND ALONE AD SHE ALSO PAID REEEE TRIBUTE TO THE COUNTRY'S PEACE KEEPING ROLE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA.

    THE ROYAL FAMILY GOES ON TO INSPECT THE SENIOR RATINGS BLUE CLUB AT THE NAVAL BASE BEFORE ATTENDING A LUNCHEON GIVEN BY THE NAVAL BOARD.

    QUEEN
    THE ROYAL FAMILY CAUGHT UP SOME OF THEIR LOST TIME OVER LUNCH AT THE DEVONPORT NAVAL BASE PHILOMEL, BUT LOST ANOTHER TEN MINUTES DRIVING TO AUCKLAND HOSPITAL OF THE DENSITY OF THE CROWD ALONG THE TEN-MILE ROUTE.

    ARRIVING 35 MINUTES LATE AT THE HOSPITAL, THE QUEEN UNVEILED A PLAQUE TO OFFICIALLY OPEN THE TEN MILLION DOLLAR MAIN BUILDING.

    SHE AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH CHATTED TO PATIENTS ON THE EIGHT AND FOURTH FLOORS - SURGICAL AND MEDICAL WARD - THEN CROSSED THE ROAD TO OPEN ANOTHER BUILDING ABOUT A HUNDRED YARDS AWAY. THIS IS THE 1.2 MILLION DOLLAR PRE-CLINICAL BUILDING FOR THE MEDICAL SCHOOL.

    AT THE MEDICAL SCHOOL, THE ROYAL COUPLE WAS WELCOMED BY THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION, MR KINSELLA, AND AT AUCKLAND HOSPITAL BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH, MR MCKAY.

    THE COUPLE HAS NOW DRIVEN BACK TO THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA TO HAVE DINNER AND PREPARE FOR THIS EVENING'S TRIP TO THE THEATRE.

    TRAFFIC JAM
    A TRAFFIC JAM WHICH STARTED AT HALF PAST TWO THIS AFTERNOON IN LAKE ROAD HAS NOT YET BEEN CLEARED.

    THE JAM, ONE OF THE BIGGEST EVER SEEN IN NEW ZEALAND, STARTED WHEN TRAFFIC WAS HELD UP ON THE ROAD TO LET THE ROYAL CAVALCADE PASS.

    BUT A DELAY AT THE DEVONPORT NAVAL BASE, WHERE THE ROYAL PARTY HAD BEEN TO LUNCH, MEANT THAT TRAFFIC WAS HELD UP FOR NEARLY AN HOUR AND A HALF BEFORE TRAFFIC OFFICERS GOT THE GO AHEAD TO CLEAR THE ROADS.

    TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS HAVEN'T SAID HOW MANY CARS WERE INVOLVED IN THE JAM BUT ESTIMATE THAT SEVERAL THOUSAND CARS WERE HELD UP BY THE DELAY.

    FORTY TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT OFFICERS FROM ALL OVER THE AUCKLAND AREA WERE RUSHED TO INTERSECTIONS ON LAKE ROAD TO TRY AND CLEAR SIDE ROAD TRAFFIC AS WELL AS TRAFFIC ON THE MAIN ROUTE.

    THE ARMY ALSO ASSISTED THE TRAFFIC OFFICERS BY MANNING TRAFFIC CLEARING POINTS AT MAIN INTERSECTIONS.

    EXTRA FORCES HAVE ALSO BEEN CALLED INTO THE CITY TO TRY AND CLEAR PEAK HOUR TRAFFIC WHICH HAS GROWN DUE TO THE STOPPAGE BY BUS DRIVERS.

    THE ARMY ALSO ASSISTED THE TRAFFIC OFFICERS BY MANNING TRAFFIC CLEARING POINTS AT MAIN INTERSECTIONS.

    EXTRA FORCES HAVE ALSO BEEN CALLED INTO THE CITY TO TRY AND CLEAR PARK HOUR TRAFFIC WHICH HAS GROWN DUE TO THE STOPPAGE BY BUS DRIVERS.

    TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE AUCKLAND DISTRICT ARE STRETCHED SAYS A RADIO OFFICER AT THE CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS IN AUCKLAND, AND ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN SO FOR SOME TIME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACFKU5DH23D97XV3SLNFKV94HE
    Media URN:
    VLVACFKU5DH23D97XV3SLNFKV94HE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:13:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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