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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.

SPCA Giving Hearts Legacy Programme

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 7 Aug 2019

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.

Foundation North Tohu Autaia

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 7 Aug 2019

Kei aku rangatira, tena koutou katoa

Ina tētahi waiata e mea ana

“Ko Matariki te whetū, hei arataki e”

No reira, haere mai koutou

Hei whetū arataki

Hei whetū tiaho iho mai

He mārama, he mārama.

Malvina Major Foundation Concert 2019

Speech
Issue date: 
Sun 4 Aug 2019

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.

Launch of Te Wiki o te Reo Maori

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 1 Aug 2019

Kia ora tātou katoa  i runga i tō tātou Aotearoatanga

 

It is a pleasure to formally launch Māori Language Week 2019, to be held from the 9th to the 15th of September. It’s now time to prepare.
  

Colin McCahon Centenary

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 1 Aug 2019

E ngā mana e pae nei, i tēnei po nui

Nau mai, haere mai.

Ina te whakatauki

“He toi whakairo, he mana tangata”

Nā reira,

Mauriora ki a tatou katoa o Aotearoa.

 

And in translation…

Huria Marae

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 23 Jul 2019

E ngā iwi o Tauranga Moana

Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi te Rangi, me Ngāti Pūkenga

Tēnā koutou katoa.

E hari koa ana ahau, te hoki mai ano

Ki waenganui i a koutou.

Nā reira, e Te Awanui o Tauranga Moana

The Kollective opening

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 23 Jul 2019

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.

Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service opening

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 23 Jul 2019

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.

Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary Gala Dinner

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 17 Jul 2019

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 Lady June Hillary;

Youth Parliament 2019

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 16 Jul 2019

Kei nga Mema Paremata, e manaaki nei i tø tātau Paremata Taiohi, tēnā koutou. Taiohi mā, e hine mā, e tama mā, nøhou te aro māngai, mo Aotearoa. Inā te kī a Māhupuku, ka pū te rūhā, ka hao te rangatahi. Tena koutou katoa.

NZ On Air 30th Birthday

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 16 Jul 2019

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.

Aotearoa Circle Hui

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 9 Jul 2019

Rau rangatira 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.

Distinguished guests, warm greetings to you all, and welcome to Government House Wellington.

Dinner in celebration of diversity in Aotearoa

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 5 Jul 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.

Nau mai haere mai ra, ki te Whare Kawana.

Warm greetings to you all - welcome to Government House.

KiMuaNZ Reception

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 3 Jul 2019

Talofa lava,

malo e lelei,

bula vinaka,

fakaalofa lahi atu,

kia orana,

fakatalofa atu,

malo ni,

mauri,

kia ora koutou

A warm welcome to Government House.

Reception for Wellington Sexual Abuse Help! Foundation

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 14 Jun 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.

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

Opening of Iqra Elementary School

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 12 Jun 2019

A Salaam Aleikum

Kia ora koutou

Thank you very much for inviting me here today to celebrate the opening of your magnificent new school building.

Te Runanga o Otakou Marae

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 31 May 2019

Kei aku Rangatira o Ngai Tahu Whānui.O tēnei marae ātaahua o Ōtākou.Mihi mai, karanga mai. Tēnā koutou katoa. E koa ana ahau i tā koutou pōwhiri, ki ahau. Kia haramai. Tarere ki whenua uta ai.

St Cuthbert's School Scholars Assembly

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 17 May 2019

To the Principal and Board of trustees, the teachers, pupils and parents, greetings to you all.

Auckland Grammar 150th anniversary assembly

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 17 May 2019

 

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e nga rangatahi o tenei kura,

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

 

Otago University 150th Convocation Ceremony

Speech
Issue date: 
Sat 11 May 2019

E te Whare Wānaka o Ōtākou

Kei aku rakatira katoa

Tēnā koutou i tēnei rā nui.

Nōhou-rā te whare wānaka

Nō tatau katoa

No te iwi whānui tonu  

Te mārikanui.

Mauriora ki a Tatau.

Te Papa Foundation Preview of Te Taiao Nature

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 9 May 2019

 

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 acknowledge:

Anzac Day Dawn Service 2019

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 25 Apr 2019

 

Rere ana nga roimata o Hine

Tērā te pae o Te Riri.

Huihuia mai tātau katoa

Tēnei te pae o Maumahara.

E nga iwi, kei aku rangatira

Wahine ma, tāne mā

Tēnā tātau katoa. 

Anzac Address 2019

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 25 Apr 2019

Rere ana nga roimata o Hine

Tērā te pae, o Te Riri.

Huihuia mai tātau katoa

Tēnei te pae, o Maumahara.

E nga iwi, kei aku rangatira

Wahine ma, tāne mā

Tēnā tātau katoa. 

Life Membership of the Child Cancer Foundation for Pat Wilkes

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 10 Apr 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.

 

Festival of Colour - Wanaka

Speech
Issue date: 
Sun 31 Mar 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.

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

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