The reception at Government House in Auckland on 21 November 2012 was a celebration of the success of New Zealand athletes at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The New Zealand Olympic Team earned a total of 13 medals and the New Zealand Paralympic Team earned a total of 17 medals.
Sir Jerry Mateparae said that "those results bear testament to a country brimming with exceptionally talented, committed and hard-working athletes."
The full speech is available to listen to here:
Photographs are available here: