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Katherine Mansfield House and Garden Anniversary

Speech
Issue date: 
Sun 14 Oct 2018

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.

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, warm greetings to you all.

I specifically acknowledge:

2018 Halberg Games

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Issue date: 
Fri 5 Oct 2018

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.

ArtCrime2018: The Symposium

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Issue date: 
Sat 22 Sep 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e Kui  mā, e Koro mā e huihui nei,

tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Kia ora tātou katoa.

Thank you for inviting me to here today to speak at ArtCrime 2018.

Best Design Awards 2018

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Issue date: 
Sat 22 Sep 2018

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

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

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, warm greetings to you all.

Suffrage 125 Dinner

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Issue date: 
Wed 19 Sep 2018

Wahine ma, koutou nga kahurangi o te motu, tena koutou. 

Nau mai haere mai ki te Whare Kawana 

Na te wahine te mauri o te whenua,  

nāu ano nga mahi huhua mo Aotearoa 

2018 Women of Influence Awards Dinner

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Issue date: 
Tue 18 Sep 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e wahine whai mana mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, warm greetings to you all.

Women's Sport Leadership Academy

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Issue date: 
Mon 10 Sep 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Nau mai, haere mai ra ki Te Whare Kawana o Tamaki Makaurau.

Kia ora tatou katoa

2018 Northern Club Lunch

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Issue date: 
Wed 5 Sep 2018

 

Rau rangatira mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Kia ora tātou katoa.

Distinguished guests, warm greetings to you all.

2018 White Camellia Awards

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Issue date: 
Tue 4 Sep 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.  Kia ora tātou katoa.

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, warm greetings to you all.

Welcome to Government House.

2018 Wallace Art Awards

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Issue date: 
Mon 3 Sep 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa. Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, warm greetings to you all.

Sod-turning for Paul Dibble Sculpture in Featherston

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Issue date: 
Fri 24 Aug 2018

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.

Thank you for inviting me to mark an exciting day for everyone involved in the Featherston Camp Memorial project.

The New Zealand Maritime Museum 25th Birthday Celebrations

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Issue date: 
Tue 21 Aug 2018

E nga mana, e nga reo, tena koutou.

E te rangatira Matiu o Ngati Whatua, tena koe mo to mihi aroha.

Rau rangatira ma, o Hui te Ananui a Tangaroa,

tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

Me te Hari Huritau.

Scottish Country Dancing Society New Zealand Branch 50th anniversary ball

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Issue date: 
Mon 20 Aug 2018

Mila Failte

Good evening ladies and gentlemen - It’s wonderful to see you all here.

Te Whaea's 20th anniversary

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 10 Aug 2018

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.

Home and Family Counselling 125th anniversary

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Issue date: 
Wed 8 Aug 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Nau mai, haere mai ra ki Te Whare Kawana o Tamaki Makaurau.

Linwood North School

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Issue date: 
Fri 3 Aug 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e nga tamariki o tēnei kura, e huihui nei,

tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou, kia ora tātou katoa.

Distinguished guests and students of the school,

Ngati Moki Marae at Taumutu

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Issue date: 
Wed 1 Aug 2018

Kei aku rangatira o Ngai Tahu, o Ngati Moki, tena koutou. 

Tena koutou nga kaitiaki o Waihora,

tenei o nga pataka kai, rongonui.

E koa ana ahau i ta koutou mahi tahi, me nga Kaunihera. 

Christchurch Chamber of Commerce Women's Leadership Forum

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Issue date: 
Wed 1 Aug 2018

E nga wahine kahurangi o tenei rohe

Tena koutou katoa.

I’m delighted to have this opportunity to participate in today’s forum, with its focus on building confidence and female leadership.

2018 New Zealand Business Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

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Issue date: 
Fri 27 Jul 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.  Kia ora tātou katoa.

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, warm greetings to you all.

I specifically acknowledge:

Police College Wing 316 Graduation

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Issue date: 
Thu 26 Jul 2018

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.

 

Defence Force Change of Command

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Issue date: 
Fri 29 Jun 2018

My greetings to our distinguished guests, and men and women of our Defence Force. I specifically acknowledge

Lieutenant General Tim Keating, current Chief of Defence Force, and Mrs Brenda Keating

Matariki Reception 2018

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Issue date: 
Fri 15 Jun 2018

Kei aku nui, tae atu ki te hunga taiohi, nau mai, haere mai.

Haere mai tatau i te wā o Matariki nei, me Puanga.

Nā rātau te ki, ” No runga ngā mea papai katoa “.

NZ Down Syndrome Association Awards 2018

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 14 Jun 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, warm greetings to you all.

Fieldays 2018

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Issue date: 
Wed 13 Jun 2018

 

 

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

Just Wyn Cabaret 2018

Speech
Issue date: 
Sun 10 Jun 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Nau mai, haere mai ra ki Te Whare Kawana o Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Blake Leader Awards 2018

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Issue date: 
Fri 8 Jun 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

Distinguished guests, warm greetings to you all.

I specifically acknowledge:

Ministers of the Crown Hon Peeni Henare and Hon Ron Mark ;

Zonta Science Award 2018

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 7 Jun 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Nau mai, haere mai ra ki Te Whare Kawana o Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

New Zealand Police National Dive Squad's 50th Anniversary Dinner

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 1 Jun 2018

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

Police Commissioner, Mike Bush

Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral John Martin

SGCNZ Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival 2018

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 31 May 2018

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

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

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, warm greetings to you all.

Official opening of Christchurch Girls High School's arts faculty building

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 25 May 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e nga tamariki o Te Kura o Hine Waiora, e huihui nei,

tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou, kia ora tātou katoa.

Ahuwhenua Awards dinner 2018

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 25 May 2018

E nga iwi maha, e nga Minita o te Karauna, e pae nei i tenei po,  tena koutou katoa.

Aoraki Mauka, kei aku rakatira, karaka mai, mihi mai.

A, e nga Whiringa Toa o tenei tau, tenarawa atu koutou.

Police Wing 316 Lunch

Speech
Issue date: 
Mon 21 May 2018

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 Deputy Commissioner Audrey Sonerson,

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