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State Opening of Parliament 2020

Rain may have curtailed some of the normal ceremonial flourishes but there was still plenty of colour at this morning's 53rd State Opening of Parliament in Wellington. Dame Patsy delivered the Speech from the Throne to the assembled Members of the House outlining the Government's priorities for its term and following the ceremony, Dame Patsy joined the Prime Minister, Speaker of the House, members of the diplomatic corps, youth representatives and others at the Prime Minister's Reception.

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Speech from the Throne

Image of Dame Patsy heading through the Grand Hall to the Legislative Council Chamber

Image of a member of the kapa haka group

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