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Speeches

Defence Force Change of Command

Speech
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

Speech
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

Speech
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

Speech
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,

Fred Hollows Foundation reception

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 15 May 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.

Ballet Foundation reception

Speech
Issue date: 
Sat 12 May 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.

Centre for Brain Research Dinner

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 11 May 2018

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

E ngā kaiwhakatau i ahau, he kupu whakamoemiti.

Otirā, tena tātau katoa.

Distinguished guests, warm greetings to you all

2018 Arts Foundation Icon Awards

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 10 May 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.

2018 Anzac Day National Commemorative Service at Pukeahu

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 25 Apr 2018

I acknowledge: The Honourable Kelvin Davis, Minister for Crown/Māori Relations;

Nicola Willis MP, representing the Opposition;

His Excellency Mr Ewen McDonald, High Commissioner of Australia;

Anzac Day 2018 Dawn Service at Anzac Cove

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 25 Apr 2018

JOINT NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIAN DAWN SERVICE

ANZAC COVE, GALLIPOLI

25 APRIL 2018

Tēnā tātau katoa

Tēnā Tātau o& te Moana-nui a Kiwa

He tapu to te roimata

He tohu whaimana

He kaikawe kōrero

National Commemorative Service, Chunuk Bair

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 25 Apr 2018

Kei aku Mana Nui

Kei aku Mana Roa

Tēnā koutou katoa

Tēnei hoki te mihi o Aotearoa.

AMINZ Conference

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 19 Apr 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.

Quinn's Post Trench Experience Opening

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 12 Apr 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.

Official opening of Emergency Responders Display

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 10 Apr 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.

Wahine Day: New Zealand Remembers

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 10 Apr 2018

Ka tanuku, ka tanuku

Te tihi o, Ahumairangi

Ka tanuku.

E ngā aitua o Wahine, e moe

Tatau e pae ora nei

Ki tēnei whakamau-maharatanga

Tēnā tatau katoa.

The crest of Ahumairangi crumbles

New Zealand Search and Rescue Awards 2017

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 10 Apr 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.

Celebrating the Commonwealth

Speech
Issue date: 
Sat 7 Apr 2018

 

Kia ora tātou katoa, Jingeri and

Good evening and welcome to you all.

 

Official opening of ANZ NZ House at the Commonwealth Games

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 5 Apr 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. Nau mai haere mai ki Te Whare Aotearoa ANZ House.

Good morning to you all.

Official New Zealand Team Function, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 3 Apr 2018

Commonwealth Games Official Team Function 3 April 2018

 

Kia ora tātou katoa,

and in the language of the Yugambeh people, Jingeri.

 

Navy Fleet Divisions

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 29 Mar 2018

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi katoa huri noa o Aotearoa;

tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou. 

Nga apiha me nga toa o Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa e huihui nei,

tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. 

Australian High Commission - Women in Leadership speaker series

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 28 Mar 2018

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

tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Kia ora tātou katoa.

I specifically acknowledge:

State Welcome for the President of the Republic of Indonesia

Speech
Issue date: 
Mon 19 Mar 2018

E nga waka, E nga mana, Tena koutou katoa  

Yang Mulia,  

selamat siang dan selamat datang ker Selandia Baru  

40th anniversary dinner for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 16 Mar 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.

Te Papa Foundation Preview of Toi Art at Te Papa

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 14 Mar 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.

 

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