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Launch of the Commonwealth Walkway

Speech
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Mon 3 Oct 2016
The Governor-general, Dame Patsy Reddy officially launched the Wellington Commonwealth Walkway at a ceremony outside Government House. Government House is one of the 32 sites included in the walkway which commemorates both HM The Queen's Golden Jubilee and the 150th anniversary of the founding of Wellington.

Suter Gallery

Speech
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Sat 1 Oct 2016
On 1 October, the Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne attended the re-opening of the Suter Gallery in Nelson

Whakatu Marae

Speech
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Sat 1 Oct 2016
On 1 October, the Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy visited Whakatu Marae in Nelson, in her first visit outside Wellington since she took on the role.

Swearing-in Ceremony

Speech
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Wed 28 Sep 2016
On 28 September, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO was sworn in as New Zealand's 21st Governor-General at Parliament.

Armorial Bearings - Sir Jerry Mateparae

Feature
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Fri 23 Sep 2016

Lady Janine Mateparae's speech at the State Farewell Luncheon

Speech
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Wed 24 Aug 2016
Delivered at the Banquet Hall, during the State Farewell Luncheon for the Governor-General, Lt Gen the Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine

State Farewell Luncheon

Speech
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Wed 24 Aug 2016
Delivered at the Banquet Hall at Parliament, on 24 August

Commemoration Service for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War

Speech
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Thu 18 Aug 2016
Delivered at the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu, on 17 August 2016, Vietnam Veterans' Day, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.

Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre Opening

Speech
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Wed 17 Aug 2016
Speech given by Sir Jerry Mateparae at the official opening of the Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Beer Braised Beef Cheeks

Feature
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Thu 4 Aug 2016

Order of New Zealand Dinner

Speech
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Fri 29 Jul 2016
Delivered on 29 July at a dinner to honour Members of the Order of New Zealand and their guests.

Suppliers' Reception in Wellington

Speech
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Wed 27 Jul 2016
On 27 July 2016, The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae hosted a reception for companies, tradespeople, medical personnel, and public servants who provide services to Their Excellencies or to Government House.

Vietnam Entertainers Medal Ceremony

Speech
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Wed 20 Jul 2016
The Governor-General. Sir Jerry Mateparae officiated at a medal ceremony for New Zealand singers and musicians who entertained the troops in Vietnam

Rio 2016 Paralympics NZ Team Presentation

Speech
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Tue 19 Jul 2016
Speech given by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae at the official presentation of the team for the Rio 2016 Paralympics

Duntroon Society Luncheon

Speech
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Sun 10 Jul 2016
The Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae hosted a luncheon for members of the Duntroon Society

Reception for the Diplomatic Corps

Speech
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Fri 8 Jul 2016
Delivered on 8 July at Government House Wellington, to Members of the Diplomatic Corps

Patronage Reception - Lady Janine Mateparae

Speech
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Thu 7 Jul 2016

Massey Artist in Residence - Matairangi Mahi Toi

Speech
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Wed 6 Jul 2016
The Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae visited Massey University's College of Creative Arts to announce Matairangi Mahi Toi, a new Artist in Residence programme at Government House. He also unveiled Pakau Taua, the work created by the inaugural Artist in residence, Ross Hemera.

Patronage Reception - Wellington

Speech
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Tue 5 Jul 2016
The Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae held a reception at Government House in Wellington for patronage groups and organisations.

Senior Military Officers' Dinner

Speech
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Wed 29 Jun 2016
Delivered at a dinner for senior officers of the Armed Forces.

Dame Malvina Major Foundation and Wellington Friends of the Opera

Speech
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Sun 26 Jun 2016
The Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae hosted a concert and reception in support of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation and Wellington Friends of the Opera at Government House in Wellington

Police Dinner

Speech
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Sun 26 Jun 2016
The Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae hosted a dinner in honour of the Executive and Operational Command of the New Zealand Police.

New Zealand Federation of Women's Institute's 95th AGM and Conference

Speech
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Mon 20 Jun 2016
Speech given by Lady Janine Mateparae at the New Zealand Federation of Women's Institutes 95th AGM and Conference at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington

Public Service Chief Executives' Dinner

Speech
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Mon 20 Jun 2016
Delivered at Government House Wellington at a dinner for Public Service Chief Executives.

Matariki 2016

Speech
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Sat 18 Jun 2016
Speech given by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae at a reception to celebrate Matariki at Government House in Wellington

Judiciary Dinner

Speech
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Thu 16 Jun 2016
Delivered at a dinner in honour of Supreme Court and High Court Judges, at Government House Wellington

New Zealand Pain Foundation

Speech
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Thu 16 Jun 2016
Delivered at the New Zealand Pain Foundation in Wellington

Boots the Cat - The Biography

Feature
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Tue 14 Jun 2016

Community Housing Trust

Speech
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Fri 27 May 2016
Delivered in Christchurch on 27 May at the opening of a Community Housing Trust house.

Galatas Memorial

Speech
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Fri 20 May 2016
Delivered on 20 May 2016 at the New Zealand Memorial at Galatas, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete.

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