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Confirmation of the new Speaker of the House of Representatives

On Wednesday afternoon, Dame Cindy held a very special ceremony at Government House Wellington confirming Rt Hon Adrian Rurawhe as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Rt Hon Adrian Rurawhe had been Deputy Speaker since 2020, and is now the second Speaker of Māori decent – the first being Sir Peter Tapsell who was elected in 1993. This ceremony was particularly significant, being the first time that the Speaker has been confirmed in both English and te reo.

Rt Hon Adrian Ruawhe receiving his confirmation letter from Dame Cindy

You can find more images from the ceremony here.

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