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Reception to celebrate New Zealand's success at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Issue date: 
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

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:

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

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