Harry and Meghan arriving in a helicopter.
The Palace shared this photo taken by Harry.
A hongi greeting for the Duke and Duchess during a traditional welcome ceremony.
A video from the rainy arrival.
Hannah Furness reports: "A welcoming ceremony. You can only see the top of Meghan's head because, while she's in the front row as honoured guest, her chair is a few inches back from the men for cultural reasons. It is a gesture of protection in Māori culture "
Radio NZ reports:
"Inside a marquee set up on the grass, local kaumātua Barney Thomas spoke in te reo, wishing them "kia kaha" with their "pepi", Meghan smiling as this was translated. He later explained that he'd told the royals, "There's two of you now and there will be three of you soon, and I'm sure you'll be supported."
Meghan sat in the front row of a line of plastic chairs, but hers was set a few inches back from Harry's. Barney, of Onetahua Marae in Golden Bay, explained, "The middle represents the god of war and we don't want to put our women into that space. We want to be inclusive but especially Meghan, because she's expecting, we don't want to put her at any risk."
Abel Tasman National Park is a wilderness reserve at the north end of New Zealand’s South Island.
It’s known for the Abel Tasman Coast Track, a long trail winding over beaches and across ridges between Marahau in the south and Wainui in the north. The headland at Separation Point is home to New Zealand fur seal colonies.
Little blue penguins, bottlenose dolphins and seals inhabit the Marine Reserve.
The couple embarked on a trail walk with one of the park’s rangers Andrew Lamason, to learn more about the history of the forest and the environmental challenges of protecting the park’s habitat.
They discussed ongoing conservation programmes.
The Duke and Duchess visited Totaranui, a 1km-long golden sands beach in the park, which is managed by the Department of Conservation, who work with community and school groups to educate them on conservation.
The Duchess with students from Collingwood Area School.
Harry and Meghan met staff and rangers.
Prince Harry shared a personal message: “From myself, my wife and our little bump, we are so grateful to be here. We bring blessings from my grandmother the Queen and our family. We are so grateful for your hospitality and the work to look after this beautiful place.”
Before departing, the Duke and Duchess joined some of the park’s young ambassadors and local school children at a barbeque lunch.
More from Radio NZ:
'A planned tree planting was called off due to weather, with the royals instead joining school children and youth volunteers for brownies and tea in the marquee. As Harry and Meghan served themselves, a local kuia commented, "There should be someone serving them!"
After meeting Harry and Meghan, Milan Chapman, 15, of Motueka High School, said, "They were very nice, chatty and relaxed." Pippa Struck, 13, of Golden Bay High School, added, "They were just so calm. You see them on TV, but when you meet them, you realise they're just normal people."
Saskia Gray, 16, an Abel Tasman Youth Ambassador, commented, "It was a great opportunity. I'm very fortunate to have this chance. They acted very down-to-earth, and they genuinely care about the people and the land."
After a group photo, the royals were presented with gifts, including a painting of three tui by Takaka artist Robin Slow, which represents them and their unborn child. They both admired it, with Meghan saying, "Thank you so much."
The Duchess wore a jacket by Seasalt - a Cornish fashion company. Women’s clothing, footwear and accessories inspired by the creative and maritime heritage of Cornwall. The jacket Meghan's wearing doesn't appear to be available online, it's possibly from an upcoming collection.
Meghan wore her Outland Denim Harriet jeans from this morning.
Meghan's trainers are the Stella McCartney / Adidas Stan Smith grosgrain-trimmed faux leather sneakers.
"When I met Stan Smith years ago, I thought he was so chic and such a gentleman and that his sneaker was so iconic... a collaboration between him, me and adidas Originals just made so much sense," says Stella McCartney. The first vegan alternative to a cult-favorite silhouette, this pair is stamped with an original portrait of Mr. Smith on one tongue, and Stella on the other. They're finished with signature perforated stars and a grosgrain heel tab."
This evening, back in Wellington, The couple will visit Courtenay Creative for an event celebrating the city’s thriving creative arts scene.