Back to top anchor

Speeches

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;

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.

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.

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.

Christchurch National Remembrance Service

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 29 Mar 2019

E nga mana nui, e nga iwi maha, e nga whanau morehu,

tena koutou katoa.

Haere mai tatau katoa, kia rupeke ai te kupu whakahauora.

As salaam Aleikum

Dinner for Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 21 Mar 2019

 

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

Nau mai haere mai ki Te Whare Kawana.

Distinguished guests, warm greetings to you all.

Welcome to Government House.

Wellington Vigil for Christchurch

Speech
Issue date: 
Sun 17 Mar 2019

E nga iwi e pae nei, tena koutou.

Tena tatau i nga mahi tukino o te wa.

Haere mai, tatau katoa, i te wa pouri nei.

My greetings to all gathered here.

I greet you acknowledging this troubled time.

2019 HM Queen Elizabeth's Message on Commonwealth Day

Speech
Issue date: 
Mon 11 Mar 2019

 

International Women's Day morning tea

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 8 Mar 2019

Wāhine mā, Kahurangi mā, tena tatau katoa.

Nau mai i tenei rā, mo nga Wāhine katoa, huri noa te Ao.

Dilworth School

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 8 Mar 2019

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 gathered here today, greetings to you all.

Vanessa Stoddard, Guest Speaker at International Women's Day morning tea

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 8 Mar 2019

Kia ora

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga hau e wha Tena koutou, tena koutou tena koutou katoa

Her Excellency the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy

Rare Diseases Day Awards

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 28 Feb 2019

 

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

Kia ora tātou katoa.

Nau mai haere mai ki te Whare Kawana.

 

Waitangi Day Address 2019

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 6 Feb 2019

Tēnā koutou katoa, kua tae mai nei i tēnei rā, o Waitangi.

Haere mai tatau, me te whaiwhakaaro

Mō to tatau whenua o Aotearoa.

Otira, mō tatau tonu, ngā iwi maha, o Aotearoa.

Waitangi Day at Onuku Marae

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 6 Feb 2019

Onuku Marae

6 February 2019

Kei aku rangatira o Ngai Tahu, tena koutou.

Nāu rā te karanga, kia haramai ahau, i tēnei rā o Waitangi.

Nāu anō te tino mōhio, ki te manaaki tangata

Waitangi Powhiri 2019

Speech
Issue date: 
Mon 4 Feb 2019

 

E ngā rangatira o te Taitokerau, tena koutou.

Otira, tena tatau katoa e hui nei, ki Waitangi, i tenei rā, ka nui te mihi.

E tika ana, kia puritia, kia whakanuia, ngā kaupapa nui, o Waitangi.

2018 New Zealand Commissioning Course Graduation Ceremony, Waiouru

Speech
Issue date: 
Sat 8 Dec 2018

Kei aku Mana Whakaruruhau

Tena  koutou. 

Tena koutou Ngāti Tūmatauenga.

Mihi mai, karanga mai, e te wāhanga taiwhenua,

o Te Ope Kātua, o Aotearoa.

Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand Reception

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 5 Dec 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.

New Zealand Film Commission 40th anniversary

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 22 Nov 2018

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

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

New Zealand Women in Leadership Alumnae Symposium

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 21 Nov 2018

Help us improve the Governor-General website

Your feedback is very important in helping us improve the Governor-General website.

4 + 4 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.