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Speeches

Consular Corps Reception

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Sun 7 Feb 2016
Speech given at a reception for the members of the Consular Corps at Government House Auckland

Opening of Te Kōngahu- Museum of Waitangi

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Fri 5 Feb 2016
Speech given by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae at the opening of Te Kōngahu- Museum of Waitangi

Frances Clarke Memorial Awards 2015

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Fri 11 Dec 2015

Nationhood Reception Auckland

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Tue 24 Nov 2015
Speech given by the Governor-General at a reception celebrating nationhood at Government House Auckland.

Red Cross National Council Centenary Meeting

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Mon 9 Nov 2015
Speech given at the opening of the Red Cross National Council Centenary meeting in Wellington

Royal New Zealand Dental Corps 100th Anniversary

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Fri 6 Nov 2015

Diplomatic Corps Dinner

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Sat 31 Oct 2015
Delivered to members of the Diplomatic Corps at Government House.

Dunedin Club Vice-regal Dinner

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Thu 29 Oct 2015
Delivered to members of the Dunedin Club.

Columba College

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Thu 29 Oct 2015
Delivered to the staff and pupils of Columba College as part of the school's centenary celebrations.

Club Otago

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Thu 29 Oct 2015
Delivered at Forsythe Barr Stadium in Dunedin to members of the Club Otago.

Nationhood Reception - Wellington

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Wed 28 Oct 2015

State Dinner for President Tony Tan

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Tue 27 Oct 2015
Delivered on 27 October at Government House, in honour of His Excellency, Dr Tony Tan, President of Singapore, and Mrs Mary Tan.

Marquette Centennial Memorial Service for Nurses

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Fri 23 Oct 2015
Speech given at a service at St Michael and All Angels Church, Christchurch, to mark the centenary of the sinking of HMT Marquette

Unveiling of the Banks Peninsula War Memorial

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Fri 23 Oct 2015
Speech given at the unveiling of the newly restored Banks Peninsula War Memorial in Akaroa.

UNANZ Reception

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Thu 22 Oct 2015
Speech given by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae at a reception celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.

LSV Patrons Afternoon Tea

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Fri 4 Sep 2015
Speech given by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae at an afternoon tea for patrons of the Limited Service Volunteer course.

Circa Event for "All Our Sons"

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Fri 4 Sep 2015
Delivered at a powhiri for Witi Ihimaera's new play "All Our Sons" which opens at Circa Theatre in November.

EUREKA Sir Paul Callaghan Awards

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Thu 3 Sep 2015
Delivered at a dinner where the 2015 EUREKA Sir Paul Callaghan Awards were awarded to four young science students.

Merchant Navy Day

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Thu 3 Sep 2015
Delivered at a Merchant Navy Day commemorative service at the National War Memorial.

Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award New Zealand Fellows and Members of the World Fellowship Dinner

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Fri 14 Aug 2015
Delivered at a dinner at Government House.

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

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Thu 13 Aug 2015
Speech given by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults at Government House in Wellington

Chunuk Bair National Ceremony

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Sat 8 Aug 2015
Delivered at the National Ceremony at Chunuk Bair to mark the centenary of the Battle of Chunuk Bair.

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Awards

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Fri 31 Jul 2015
Speech given by the Official Secretary Greg Baughen on behalf of the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae

Fairfax Media Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

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Wed 29 Jul 2015
Delivered on 29 July at the Langham in Auckland.

Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award Luncheon

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Wed 29 Jul 2015
Delivered on 29 July at Government House for Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award New Zealand Fellows and Members of the World Fellowship of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Foundation.

Opening of a new wing at Canterbury Charity Hospital

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Tue 28 Jul 2015
Speech given at the opening of the east wing of the Canterbury Charity Hospital and a celebration of the work of the volunteers.

Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps Reception

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Fri 17 Jul 2015
Speech given at a reception marking 100 years since the formation of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps

ASEAN 40

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Thu 16 Jul 2015
Delivered at a dinner to mark the 40th anniversary of New Zealand's diplomatic relations with ASEAN and the 20th Anniversary of the Asia Forum.

State Banquet Speech Singapore

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Tue 7 Jul 2015
Delivered at a State Banquet at Istana, on 7 July 2015.

ASEAN NZ 40th Reception

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Mon 6 Jul 2015
Delivered on 6 July 2015 at the New Zealand Residence in Singapore, at a reception to celebrate 50 years of friendship with Singapore and 40 years of partnership with ASEAN.

Age Concern Luncheon

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Wed 1 Jul 2015
Delivered at a luncheon at Government House for clients and volunteers of Age Concern's Visitors' Service.

College Quadrangular Rugby Tournament Morning Tea

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Tue 30 Jun 2015
Speech given by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae at a morning tea for students and staff involved in the College Quadrangular Rugby Tournament played between Wellington College, Nelson College, Christ's College and Wanganui Collegiate.

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