This week, three dignitaries from Palmerston North, New Zealand, will be visiting with community leaders to promote the sister-city partnership between their city and Missoula.

John Hornblow, deputy mayor of Palmerston North, and Wiremu and Trieste Te Awe Awe, the first couple of the Rangitane Maori tribe of Palmerston North, are in Missoula to expand and explore more opportunities for cultural, educational and economic exchange between the two communities.

On Monday at 3 p.m., the trio will visit with Missoula Mayor John Engen. At 4 p.m. a meeting will take place with University of Montana President George Dennison at Main Hall, followed by an appearance at Missoula City Council at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, the dignitaries will travel to Pablo for a day-long visit with tribal leaders and educators at Salish Kootenai College.

On Wednesday, a Rotary Luncheon will honor the visitors at 11:30 a.m. in the Governor's Room in the Florence.

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