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Commonwealth Games Baton arrives on NZ soil for final stop of relay after 230,000km

After 230,000 kilometres of travelling the globe, the Commonwealth Games baton has made it all way to New Zealand for its final stop of the Queen's Baton relay.

The baton's journey began at Buckingham Palace in March, and now it will travel around New Zealand for the next seven days.

It arrived in Auckland today then flew down south to Queenstown to kick off its tour.

Next it will visit Christchurch and Kaikoura, then back to Auckland before heading to its final destination, Australia.

"There's a lot of community events happening," said Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Richie Patterson.

"So if it is in your area, get down and get involved."

Dame Valerie Adams, Sophie Pascoe, and Commonwealth Games greats, Sir John Walker and Precious Mckenzie, will be among the famous baton bearers.

This years Commonwealth Games is being held on the Gold Coast and the baton was made especially to reflect the area.

The shape is symbolic of surfboards, it's made of Macadamia and recycled plastics, and instead of a flame an app controls the LED coloured lights.

Now that our athletes have held the mighty baton, in 107 days they hope to also be holding gold medals.

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