Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, 1958
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, arrived by air at Auckland on 1 February 1958. Three days later she continued her tour, travelling to Kaitaia, Hamilton, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, and Wellington. Her Royal Highness spent some four days in the capital and then flew to Blenheim and to Dunedin for a further three days. The visit ended with stops at Invercargill and Christchurch before her departure from Harewood Aerodrome for Canberra on 14 February.