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Inauguration


The Consulate Office was opened in Auckland on 26 March 1999 by the Ambassador Dr Tadeusz Szumowski who was accompanied by his wife Mrs Agata Szumowska. Among the official guests attending the opening was the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Don McKinnon.

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The following day a function was held at the Polish House attended by some 200 guests from the Polish community including our parish priest Father Stanislaw Wrona, President of the Association of Poles in Auckland Jurek Pisarek and the President of the Association of Poles in Wellington Zofia Atkin.

In the programme we had song and dance and poetry recital from the Polish School in Auckland, a presentation from the Polish Literary Club and official speeches from the Ambassador and the Honorary Consul.

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Photo: M. Sosna