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40th anniversary dinner for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 16 Mar 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei,

tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Nau mai, haere mai ra ki Te Whare Kawana o Tamaki Makaurau.

Te Papa Foundation Preview of Toi Art at Te Papa

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Issue date: 
Wed 14 Mar 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa. Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, warm greetings to you all.

 

Florence Nightingale Medal ceremony

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Issue date: 
Tue 13 Mar 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, warm greetings to you all.

2018 Zonta/UN Women NZ breakfast at Parliament

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Issue date: 
Thu 8 Mar 2018

Tēnā tatau wahine mā, nau māi, haere mai.

E te Pirimia o mua, Helen, tena koe.

Ina te kaupapa nui hei hapai mā tatau katoa.

 

Welcome to all.

Welcome to our former Prime Minister, Helen

Turning of the Tides - International Women's Day

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Issue date: 
Thu 8 Mar 2018

Waiho i te toipoto

Kaua i te toiroa

Me mahi tahi tatou

Mo te oranga o te katoa

 

Let us be close together

Not far apart

We can work together

For the wellbeing of everyone

Suffrage 125 launch

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Issue date: 
Wed 7 Mar 2018

E ngā Mareikura, koutou, Wahine mā,

 nau mai, haere mai.

 Nau te Mana Wahine,

 nor tatau te whiwhi.

 Ina rātau kua ngaro,

 heoi ka maumaharatia.

City gallery re-opening

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Issue date: 
Mon 5 Mar 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei,

tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Kia ora tātou katoa.

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, warm greetings to you all.

Waitangi Community Reception 2018

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Issue date: 
Wed 28 Feb 2018

Waiho i te toipoto

Kaua i te toiroa

Me mahi tahi tatou

Mo te oranga o te katoa

Let us be close together

Not far apart

We can work together

Powhiri at Te Ahu Centre in Kaitaia

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Issue date: 
Mon 26 Feb 2018

E ngā mana nui o te Tai Tokerau, tena koutou katoa.

Aku mihi nui i o kupu whakatau  i ahau me taku hoa rangatira nei.

Tēnā koutou me ngā kaupapa nunui takea mai i tēnei takiwa

Kupe - Waka Odyssey

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Issue date: 
Fri 23 Feb 2018

E ngā mana e pae nei, otirā Taranaki Maunga, tena koutou. 

Haere mai tatau katoa i tēnei po

ki te whakanui i te Ahurei o Aotearoa,

me tona timatanga i a Kupe. 

Scouts NZ Founders Day and 110th anniversary

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 22 Feb 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Nau mai, haere mai ra ki Te Whare Kawana o Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

D5 Forum

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Issue date: 
Wed 21 Feb 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei,

tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Nau mai, haere mai ra ki Te Whare Kawana o Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Eglantyne performance

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 15 Feb 2018

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, warm greetings to you all.

Bledisloe Address

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Issue date: 
Tue 6 Feb 2018

Kei aku manuhiri o te rā, tena koutou.

Tēnā tatau i te Rā o Waitangi.

Tēnā tatau i te Tiriti o Waitangi me tona kawenata.

Nau mai, haere mai ki tēnei whare kawana o Tamaki Makarau.

Greetings to you my guests.

Maiki Hill flagstaff

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Issue date: 
Mon 29 Jan 2018

E te Matua Pihopa, e nga Rangatira, me Te Whakaminenga, tena koutou katoa.

Haere mai tatau i tenei ra i roto i te Kotahitanga, me te Hohoutanga o te Rongo.

Ina tetahi kī, a ratau mā, Tui, tui, tuia mai tatau.

Queen's Baton Relay Reception

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Issue date: 
Mon 18 Dec 2017

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

Victoria University Wellington graduation ceremony

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Issue date: 
Mon 18 Dec 2017

E te Manukura, e te Tumu whakarae, tēnā kōrua.

Koutou ngā tauira o te rā, tēnā koutou. 

Otira, tēnā tatau katoa i ēnei whakapōtaetanga.

Chancellor, Vice-chancellor, academic staff, graduands, families and friends.

Queen's Baton at Arrowtown School

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Issue date: 
Mon 18 Dec 2017

Rau rangatira mā, e nga tamariki o tēnei kura, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou, kia ora tātou katoa.

Women in Leadership Forum, Kuala Lumpur

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Issue date: 
Fri 8 Dec 2017

Selamat petang dan selamat sejahtera

Distinguished guests, Good morning. Thank you for inviting me to address today’s forum.

Lunch with Malaysian alumni of New Zealand Universities

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Issue date: 
Fri 8 Dec 2017

2017 marks a significant milestone in the New Zealand-Malaysia relationship.It is an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate 60 years of enduring diplomatic ties – although as many of you know our close ties go back even longer than that (to the Ne

KYS School visit, Melaka

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Issue date: 
Thu 7 Dec 2017

Selamat petang dan selamat sejahtera

Datuk Kamaruddin, thank you for your kind remarks.  It is a pleasure to be here with you and the KYS community this afternoon.

State Banquet, Malaysia

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Issue date: 
Wed 6 Dec 2017

Your Majesty The Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV, Sultan Muhammad V,

Selamat Petang dan Selamat Sejahtera.

Chinese Reflection Garden

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Issue date: 
Sat 2 Dec 2017

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

WakaNZ workshop presentation

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Issue date: 
Wed 22 Nov 2017

E ngā mana e pae nei i tēnei po,

tae mai hoki ki te hunga rangatahi,

tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.  

Welcome to all authorities and the youth gathered here tonight.

Christchurch Women's Night Shelter

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Issue date: 
Fri 17 Nov 2017

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Kia ora tātou katoa.

QEII National Trust 40th birthday

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 15 Nov 2017

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Nau mai, haere mai ra ki Te Whare Kawana o Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Kia ora tātou katoa.

Paralympics NZ team farewell

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 9 Nov 2017

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei,

tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

Distinguished guests -  warm greetings to you all.

I specifically acknowledge:

State Opening of Parliament

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 8 Nov 2017

Tuhia ki te rangi

Tuhia ki te whenua

Tuhia ki te ngakau o nga tangata

Ko te mea nui

Ko te aroha

Tihei mauri ora!

Scouts New Zealand Youth Development Forum

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 2 Nov 2017

In Dame Patsy's absence overseas, Michael Webster, the Cabinet Secretary welcomed the guests to the symposium.

Kia ora koutou katoa.

New Zealand Commemorative Service for the Battle of Beersheba

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Issue date: 
Tue 31 Oct 2017

E nga mana, e nga reo, o enei takiwa me te hau kainga o Aotearoa, tena koutou katoa.

Haere mai tatau ki te whakamahara i a ratau, nga toa, nga rakaukawa o nga pakanga o mua.

Joint Anzac Service at the Be'er Sheva War Cemetery

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Issue date: 
Tue 31 Oct 2017

We are gathered here today to commemorate the Battle of Beersheba and the Sinai-Palestine campaign, which lasted from April 1916 until October 1918.

2017 State Dinner for the President of Ireland

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Issue date: 
Tue 24 Oct 2017

E ngā iwi o ngā hau e wha, tena koutou.

Nau mai Haere mai

Nau mai ki Te Whare Kawana o Aotearoa.

Nau mai i o koutou whenua, o maunga o moana.

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