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Waitangi Day 2020 - Reception at Government House

Dame Patsy and Sir David hosted a reception for around 1800 New Zealanders at Government House in Wellington. The sun shone and the sun screen tent was kept busy. The Government House chefs offered up a showcase of our best food and drink and guests were entertained by the Royal New Zealand Air Force band.

The message of Dame Patsy's Waitangi day address, about our joint responsibility for creating a better New Zealand using the principles of kaitiakitanga and manaakitanga, struck a chord with many.

Dame Patsy's speech

Images of the reception

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