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Speeches

Auckland Arts Festival Reception

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Thu 20 Apr 2017
Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne held a reception at Government House in Auckland to celebrate the conclusion of another successful Auckland Arts Festival.

New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir

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Thu 20 Apr 2017
On 20 April, the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy attended a rehearsal of the New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir.

Venice Biennale Reception

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Tue 11 Apr 2017
On 11 April, the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne hosted a reception to celebrate the 2017 exhibition at the Venice Biennale, "Emissaries", by Lisa Reihana.

Venice Biennale Forum

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Tue 11 Apr 2017
On 11 April, the Governor-General hosted a forum for tertiary arts students at Government House.

Commonwealth Day Message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Mon 13 Mar 2017
Delivered at Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul

SS Otaki Commemoration and Unveiling

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Fri 10 Mar 2017
Speech given by Dame Patsy Reddy at the commemoration and unveiling of a monument to the sinking of the SS Otaki at Otaki College on 10 March, 2017

Turning of the Tide International Women’s Day Cocktail Event

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Wed 8 Mar 2017
Speech given by the Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy at a fundraising event for Otara Blue Light's Turning of the Tide initiative at The Sugar Club in Auckland.

Global Women International Women's Day Event

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Wed 8 Mar 2017
Speech given by Dame Patsy Reddy at the Global Women's International Women's Day event at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Zonta Wellington and UN Women International Women's Day Breakfast

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Wed 8 Mar 2017
Delivered in the Banquet Hall, Parliament Buildings

New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs

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Tue 7 Mar 2017
Dame Patsy spoke at the induction of fashion designer Karen Walker, fund founder Carmel Fisher and financier-philanthropist Audette Exel into the New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs.

Community Reception - Nelson

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Fri 24 Feb 2017
Speech given by the Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy at a reception for community and business leaders at The Boathouse in Nelson on 24 February, 2017

Te Awhina Marae

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Thu 23 Feb 2017
Dame Patsy spoke at Te Awhina Marae in Motueka at the beginning of her visit to the Nelson-Tasman region

Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial

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Wed 22 Feb 2017
Delivered at the ceremony of dedication in Christchurch.

University of Otago Convocation

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Mon 20 Feb 2017
Delivered at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, to the first-year students of the University of Otago.

Treaty Times Thirty

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Fri 17 Feb 2017
Delivered at a reception for The New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters, to mark its 30th year, and the publication of 30 language translations of the Treaty of Waitangi.

International Baccalaureate Schools of New Zealand

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Thu 9 Feb 2017
Delivered at a ceremony at Government House Auckland for New Zealand's top IB scholars of 2016.

New Zealand Institute of Architects

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Thu 9 Feb 2017
Delivered at the opening of the New Zealand Institute of Architects conference at the ANZ Viaduct Centre in Auckland

Waitangi Day Bledisloe Address 2017

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Mon 6 Feb 2017
Speech given by Dame Patsy Reddy at the Bledisloe Garden reception at Government House in Wellington on Waitangi Day 2017

St Matthew's Collegiate

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Mon 30 Jan 2017
Delivered on 30 January at St Matthew's Collegiate in Masterton, where the Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy opened a refurbished classroom block.

Child Cancer Foundation Honorary Life Membership Award

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Fri 27 Jan 2017
Speech given by Dame Patsy Reddy at the presentation of the Child Cancer Foundation Honorary Life Membership Award. We have also included John's citation, as read by Board Chair, Jim Boult

Te Papa Foundation

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Wed 14 Dec 2016
Delivered at Te Papa at the launch of Te Papa Foundation.

Global Women Reception

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Tue 29 Nov 2016
Delivered at a reception at Government House Auckland to Global Women members.

State Dinner for HM King Abdullah II of Jordan

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Mon 28 Nov 2016
Speech given by Dame Patsy Reddy at the State Dinner for HM King Abdulluh II of Jordan

Launch of the Cindy Sherman Exhibition

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Fri 18 Nov 2016
Delivered at the launch of the Cindy Sherman Exhibition at City Gallery in Wellington

Opening of the Rural Women New Zealand Conference

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Fri 11 Nov 2016
Delivered at the opening of Rural Women New Zealand's conference at the James Cook Hotel in Wellington

State Dinner for the King and Queen of the Netherlands

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Mon 7 Nov 2016
Delivered at Government House in honour of Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Law Commission 30th Anniversary Symposium

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Thu 3 Nov 2016
Delivered at the Banquet Hall in Parliament to attendees of the Law Symposium.

Frances Clarke Memorial Awards 2016

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Wed 26 Oct 2016
Delivered at an awards ceremony at Government House, on 26 October 2016

United Nations Day

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Tue 25 Oct 2016
Delivered at a reception, hosted by The Governor-General, HE The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNANZ)

Centenary of the Anzac Hall in Featherston

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Sun 16 Oct 2016
Delivered at a civic ceremony at the Anzac Hall on Sunday 16 October.

Graham Dingle Foundation Excellence Awards

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Wed 12 Oct 2016
Speech given by Dame Patsy reddy at the Graham Dingle Foundation Excellence Awards in Auckland.

RNZRSA Centennial Council

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Mon 10 Oct 2016
On 10 October, the Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne attended the centennial council of the RNZRSA at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.

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