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New Zealand Olympic Team Pounamu Presentation

At Olympic House in Auckland, Dame Patsy and Sir David received a briefing from New Zealand Olympic Committee CEO Kereyn Smith and NZOC President Mike Stanley. They also had the chance to speak with soon-to-be departing weightlifting coach Richie Patterson, Black Sticks vice-captain Sam Charlton and karate competitor Andrea Anacan. Andrea Anacan is set to be the first New Zealander to compete in Karate – a new event added to the Olympics.

While at Olympic House, Dame Patsy was presented with a special taonga; a pounamu gifted to each member of the New Zealand Olympic and Paralympic team. The pounamu are individually carved by Ngāi Tahu.

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Mike Stanley presenting Dame Patsy Reddy with a pounamu

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