TV one News covered the event and a short bulletin can be seen online. There was also an article in the New Zealand Herald this morning.
Saturday 27 April 2019.
The morning started with a blessing of the Park statue, Then at 11am a very formal and dignified ceremony took place that started and ended with prayers and Karakia. The MC was Russell Skeet who introduced the dignitaries present - of whom there were many. There were members of the Hare family (relatives of the late Betty Hare who bequeathed the money for the statue) and Park family descendants.
The Day in photos: The photographs tell the story of the event, from opening ceremony to the closing lecture given by Dr Claasen.
Defence Minister Ron Mark and Wendy Hare, handed the honour of cutting the ribbon to two cadets.
MORNING TEA: A beautiful morning tea was laid on in the Supper Room, then everyone headed to the main auditorium for a special lecture by Dr Adam Claasen on the life of Sir Keith Park during World War One and Two. A powerful delivery that left no doubt that the boy from Thames made an unequalled impact on the outcome of World War Two during the Battle of Britain.
DR CLAASEN's lecture on Sir Keith Park. Below are some of the slides used in the presentation.