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Speeches

Samaritans of Wellington 50 year celebration

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Tue 16 Jun 2015
Delivered at a dinner at Government House in honour of Wellington Samaritans.

Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga's Matariki Living Taonga Awards

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Fri 12 Jun 2015
Speech given by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae at Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga's Matariki Living Taonga Awards.

Springhill Addiction Centre

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Fri 12 Jun 2015
Speech given by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae at the official opening of its new 15 bed residential facility.

Napier Business Breakfast

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Fri 12 Jun 2015
Speech given by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae at a Business Breakfast in Napier.

New Zealand Howard League for Penal Reform Graduation

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Fri 12 Jun 2015
Speech given by the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae at Hawke's Bay Regional Prison during the graduation of three students from a literacy programme run by the New Zealand Howard League for Penal Reform.

Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital

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Thu 11 Jun 2015
Speech given by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae at the re-naming of Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldier's Memorial Hospital

Te Aute College - Nationhood

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Thu 11 Jun 2015
Speech given by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae at Te Aute College, Hawke's Bay on the subject of nationhood.

Volunteers Reception

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Wed 10 Jun 2015
Speech given at a reception for Hawke's Bay volunteers at Hawke's Bay MTG in Napier.

60th Anniversary of the NZSAS

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Sat 6 Jun 2015
Speech given by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae at a lunch for the 60th Anniversary of the NZSAS.

Patronages Dinner

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Fri 5 Jun 2015
Speech given by the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae at a dinner at Government House Auckland for representatives from some of the vice-regal patronages.

National Refugee Resettlement Forum

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Tue 2 Jun 2015
Delivered at a reception for delegates at the National Refugee Resettlement Forum at Te Papa.

Emergency Services and Disaster Relief reception

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Fri 15 May 2015
Speech given at a reception for Emergency Services and Disaster Relief organisations at Government House Auckland in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales.

Opening of Augusta Classroom Block at Auckland Grammar

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Fri 8 May 2015
Delivered on 8 May at Auckland Grammar at the official opening of the Augusta classroom block at Auckland Grammar School.

Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship Reception

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Thu 30 Apr 2015
Speech given at a reception at Government House in Auckland for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship.

Anzac Day Address

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Sat 25 Apr 2015
Delivered at the National Commemorative Service on Anzac Day at the National War Memorial.

Anzac Day Dawn Service

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Sat 25 Apr 2015
Delivered at the Dawn Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park to mark the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.

2015 Governor-General's Anzac of the Year Award, in partnership with the RSA

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Thu 23 Apr 2015
Speech given at the presentation of 2015 Governor-General's Anzac of the Year Award, partnership with the RSA, at Government House in Wellington.

Opening of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

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Sat 18 Apr 2015
Delivered at the opening of Pukeahu.

Amputees Federation of New Zealand National Conference

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Fri 17 Apr 2015
Delivered at a reception at the Amora Hotel, Wellington, to mark the Amputees Federation of New Zealand's annual conference.

WorldSkills New Zealand Opening Ceremony

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Mon 13 Apr 2015
Delivered at the opening of the WorldSkills New Zealand Oceania Competition at Wintec Marae in Hamilton.

Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand Support Services Midland Regional Office.

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Mon 13 Apr 2015
Delivered at the official opening of LBC's new premises in Hamilton.

Launch of the Bronchiectasis Foundation of New Zealand

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Tue 7 Apr 2015
Delivered at the Barge Showgrounds in Whangarei at the Launch of the Bronchiectasis Foundation on 7 April. The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae is Patron of the Foundation.

Christchurch Memorial RSA Building

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Fri 27 Mar 2015
Delivered at the opening of the new premises for the RSA in Christchurch.

Floral Art Society of New Zealand AGM and Conference

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Wed 25 Mar 2015
Speech given by Lady Janine Mateparae at the Floral Art Society of New Zealand AGM and Conference in Rotorua

Pukeahu Breakfast

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Wed 25 Mar 2015
Delivered at Government House on 25 March at a breakfast for representatives of the Memorial Park Alliance, following the Dawn Blessing of the new park which the Alliance constructed at the National War Memorial.

Nationhood to Neighbourhood

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Sat 21 Mar 2015
Delivered at a function at Government House Auckland on 21 March 2015, to celebrate Race Relations Day.

ANZ RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition 2015

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Thu 12 Mar 2015
Speech given at the ANZ RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition 2015 at Government House Wellington.

Commonwealth Day Message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Mon 9 Mar 2015
Delivered by the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, Wellington.

Opening of the Mahu Whenua Covenants

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Sat 7 Mar 2015
Speech given at the opening of the Mahu Whenua Covenants in Arrowtown

APO 2015 Summer Matinee

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Sat 7 Mar 2015
Delivered at the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's matinee performance on 7 March at Government House Auckland.

Opening of the Wanaka LandSAR Headquarters

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Sat 7 Mar 2015
Speech given at the opening of the Wanaka LandSAR Headquarters

Auckland Arts Festival Patrons and Sponsors Dinner

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Thu 5 Mar 2015
Delivered at Government House Auckland on Thursday 5 March for the patrons and sponsors of the Auckland Arts Festival.

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