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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.

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

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Issue date: 
Fri 6 Mar 2020

Launch of Koi Tu: Centre for Informed Futures

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Issue date: 
Wed 4 Mar 2020

 

SheEO reception at Government House Auckland 2020

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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

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

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.

The Graeme Dingle Foundation Excellence Awards 2019

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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

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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

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