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Royals to try out Rotorua's suspension bridge tree walk on last day of NZ tour


The last official day in New Zealand for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sees Prince Harry and Meghan having a big day in Rotorua.

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Turns out there is more skill involved than you would think. Source: Seven Sharp

Late this morning, the royal couple will visit Te Papaiouru Marae in Ohinemutu for a formal pōwhiri and lunch in Their Royal Highnesses' honour.

Harry and Meghan will then head to Rainbow Springs to learn more about the centre's kiwi breeding programme. 

The Duke and Duchess will meet conservationists working to protect the species, and will have the opportunity to name two young kiwi chicks that have recently hatched at Rainbow Springs.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended an event that was hosted by Jacinda Ardern. Source: 1 NEWS

A public walkabout in the Rotorua CBD is set for mid-afternoon.

After that the royal couple will visit Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua, a 700 metre-long walkway of suspension bridges between 117-year-old Redwood trees. 

The forest is also the home to a thriving mountain biking community that draws people of all ages to the Redwoods. 

The Duke and Duchess will learn more about the forest's history as they take on the tree walk, and will then meet invited representatives of the local biking community under the forest canopy.

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The Prime Minister hosted the event at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Source: 1 NEWS