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75th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War

Speech
Issue date: 
Sat 15 Aug 2020

Kei aku rangatira, tēnā koutou.

Nei tātou e whai whakaaro nei ki ō tātou mate kua rehu ki te rua.

Tēnā anō tātou.


Today, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Pacific.

Dame Patsy's statement on the death of Sir Toke Talagi

Media statement
Issue date: 
Wed 15 Jul 2020

Governor-General’s condolences following the death of Sir Toke Talagi, former Premier of Niue

The Fenwick Forum

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 11 Jun 2020

Anzac Day Address 2020

Speech
Issue date: 
Sat 25 Apr 2020

E hoki ana aku mahara ki ō tātou tāngata, rātou i tū ki te pae o te ririkia ora ai te pae o te maungarongo. E whitu tekau mā rima tau te kaumatua o tēnei rau aroha.Kei wareware i a tātou.Tēnā tātou.

The Governor-General's donations to charities

Media statement
Issue date: 
Thu 16 Apr 2020

Governor-General’s donations to charities

The Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy, will be donating twenty percent of her salary over the next six months in support of a number of charities.

Ko Tatou, Tatou, 'We are one' National Remembrance Service (cancelled)

Speech
Issue date: 
Sun 15 Mar 2020
This speech was intended to be given at the National Remembrance Service for those killed or injured during the Christchurch Mosque shootings. The service was cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions

Order of New Zealand dinner 2020

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 6 Mar 2020

Launch of Koi Tu: Centre for Informed Futures

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 4 Mar 2020

 

SheEO reception at Government House Auckland 2020

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 12 Feb 2020

Pūkaha return

Speech
Issue date: 
Sat 8 Feb 2020

Waitangi Day Address 2020

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 6 Feb 2020

Luncheon for the Diplomatic Corps, 2020

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 5 Feb 2020
Speech given at a luncheon for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Russell

Death of Government House Kaumatua, Professor Piri Sciascia

Media statement
Issue date: 
Sat 18 Jan 2020

The Governor-General, HE Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne were deeply distressed to receive the news that Government House’s Kaumatua, Professor Piri Sciascia died this morning.

Sustainable Business Network Awards 2019

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 28 Nov 2019

Papawai Marae Wananga

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 8 Nov 2019

Good Bitches Baking Celebration of Kindness

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 7 Nov 2019

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei,

tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

Nau mai haere mai ra ki te Whare Kawana.

Official Visit to Japan and the Republic of Korea

Media statement
Issue date: 
Fri 18 Oct 2019

On Sunday 20 October the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne depart for an official visit to Japan and the Republic of Korea.

The Graeme Dingle Foundation Excellence Awards 2019

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 17 Oct 2019

 

 

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei,

tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Kia ora tātou katoa.

 

I particularly acknowledge Sir Graeme Dingle,

Tuia 250-Encounters Welcome for European vessels, Gisborne

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 8 Oct 2019

Tena tatau katoa, kua tae mai nei, i tenei ahiahi.

Haere mai hoki, e nga tangata haere moana.

Nei ra aku mihi nui.

Tena haramai tatau.

My greetings to everyone gathered here this afternoon.

Haka Pohiri at Te Poho o Rawiri Marae

Speech
Issue date: 
Sun 6 Oct 2019

 

E nga mana toka tu moana, toka tu whenua, tena koutou. 

Kei nga manu o uta, o tai,  

nei ra aku mihi, ka tukua maiohatia. 

Koutou, nga iwi o te wākāinga, Ngati Oneone,

Opening of Defence House

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 2 Oct 2019

Kei te hunga Mātātoa, tena koutou.

Nohou ra e Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa, te whare e tu nei.

Na reira, haramai e nga mana, e nga reo, e te hunga ngārahu.

Tena Tatau katoa.

 

I acknowledge

2019 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship Awards

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 24 Sep 2019

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

 

I specifically acknowledge Hon Poto Williams, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector;

Eureka! Symposium 2019

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 13 Sep 2019

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

Te Wiki o te Reo Maori

Speech
Issue date: 
Mon 9 Sep 2019

Kia ora tātou kātoa

e whakarauora ana i tēnei taonga o tātou,

arā, ko te reo Māori.

Kāore e mutu ngā mihi ki a koutou

ngā tamariki me ngā rangatahi –

ko koutou ngā pakeke, ngā kuia, ngā koroua o āpōpō.

Investitures at Government House Auckland September 2109

Media statement
Issue date: 
Fri 30 Aug 2019

Screenwriter Dame Fran Walsh; playwright Sir Roger Hall; rugby league coach and community stalwart Sir Graham Lowe; social worker and Maori activist Dame Atareta Koopu; broadcaster David Gapes; author and historian Gordon McLauchlan; psychiatrist and Te

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