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New Zealand celebrates Royal Baby’s arrival

Victoria Bridge - Hamilton, New Zealand

Victoria Bridge – Hamilton, New Zealand

The world’s media and interested population has received the news it was waiting for: Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed a new baby boy into the world. The new Prince (name) of Cambridge will one day be king after His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and his son Prince William.

Reaction to the birth has been widespread both in worldwide reach and in ways of celebration. In New Zealand the non-profit group Monarchy New Zealand has worked alongside public and private officials to get around 40 buildings to light up blue in recognition of the newborn royal.

Major buildings included in the light up effort are Auckland’s Sky Tower and Memorial Museum. Along with New Zealand, Australian and Canadian landmarks have also lit up including Niagara Falls.

The organisation emailed an official press release with the (at the time) confirmed 37 buildings and landmarks that would be illuminated, the list is as follows:

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel (Russell)
Old Town Hall (Whangarei)
Victoria Canopy Bridge (Whangarei)
Sky Tower (Auckland)
The Cloud (Auckland)
Holy Trinity Cathedral (Auckland
Victoria Bridge (Hamilton)
Clock Tower in Jubilee Gardens (Cambridge)
Town Hall (Cambridge)
i-Site Dog (Tirau)
Clock Tower (Te Aroha)
Princes Gates (Rotorua)
Tairawhiti Guardian Sculpture (Gisborne)
Town Clock (Gisborne)
Great Lakes Centre (Taupo)
Clock Tower OR Puke Ariki (New Plymouth
Gilray Fountain (Napier)
Royal Wanganui Opera House (Wanganui)
Albatross Fountain (Wellington)
Regent on Broadway (Palmerston North)
Clock Tower (Palmerston North)
Wairarapa Times Age Building (Masterton)
The Majestic Centre lights (Wellington)
Digital Wall Wellington Airport
Michael Fowler Centre (Wellington)
Christ Church Cathedral (Nelson)
War Memorial Clock Tower (Blenheim)
Amuri Avenue (Hanmer Springs)
Christchurch Airport
New Brighton Pier (Christchurch)
Opera House (Oamaru)
Town Hall (Dunedin)
Toit? Otago Settlers Museum (Dunedin)
Wall Street Mall (Dunedin)
Larnach Castle (Dunedin)
Otago Boy’s High School (Dunedin)
Southland Museum and Art Gallery (Invercargill)

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