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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.

 

Christchurch National Remembrance Service

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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

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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

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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

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Issue date: 
Mon 11 Mar 2019

 

International Women's Day morning tea

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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.

Rare Diseases Day Awards

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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.

 

SheEO NZ Reception

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Issue date: 
Tue 26 Feb 2019

E nga māreikura, koutou, wahine mā,

Nau mai haere mai ki Te Whare Kawana

Aku mihi nui ki a koutou katoa, i tēnei ra.

Kia ora tātou katoa.

I am delighted to host today’s reception celebrating SheEO.

Waitangi Day Address 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Issue date: 
Wed 21 Nov 2018

Order of New Zealand Dinner 2018

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Issue date: 
Sat 17 Nov 2018

 

 

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, nga mihi o te po,

tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Nau mai haere mai ra, ki te whare kawana o te Whanganui-a-tara.

 

Armistice Day commemorative ceremony

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Issue date: 
Sun 11 Nov 2018

Taranaki Whanui, karanga mai.

E nga mana, e nga reo, tena koutou katoa. 

Haere tonu mai tatau, i tenei ra, ki Pukeahu.

Huihuia mai o tatau tini maumahara, i roto i te rangimarie, me te whakaaro pai.

Oceania Exhibition Reception

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Issue date: 
Fri 9 Nov 2018

It’s my great pleasure to welcome you all this evening to the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of the Arts in London.

National Commemorative Service, Le Quesnoy

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Issue date: 
Sun 4 Nov 2018

 

E ngā mana, ngā reo, rau rangatira mā, mai wiwi, mai wāwa, tēnā koutou katoa.

Women's Words Reception

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Issue date: 
Sun 28 Oct 2018

Kei te uri o te Whare Ariki, e Rangi, haere mai rā,

me o mana tiketike.

Haere mai ki Aotearoa. Nau mai ki te Whare Kāwana nei.

E rau rangatira mā, tēnā koutou katoa.

Re-opening of the Nurses Memorial Chapel

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Issue date: 
Sat 27 Oct 2018

Rau rangatira ma, e Kui ma, e Koro ma, e huihui nei,

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

Distinguished guests ladies and gentlemen,

Katherine Mansfield House and Garden Anniversary

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Issue date: 
Sun 14 Oct 2018

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.

I specifically acknowledge:

2018 Halberg Games

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Issue date: 
Fri 5 Oct 2018

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.

ArtCrime2018: The Symposium

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Issue date: 
Sat 22 Sep 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e Kui  mā, e Koro mā e huihui nei,

tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou.

Kia ora tātou katoa.

Thank you for inviting me to here today to speak at ArtCrime 2018.

Best Design Awards 2018

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Issue date: 
Sat 22 Sep 2018

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.

Suffrage 125 Dinner

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 19 Sep 2018

Wahine ma, koutou nga kahurangi o te motu, tena koutou. 

Nau mai haere mai ki te Whare Kawana 

Na te wahine te mauri o te whenua,  

nāu ano nga mahi huhua mo Aotearoa 

2018 Women of Influence Awards Dinner

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Issue date: 
Tue 18 Sep 2018

Rau rangatira mā, e wahine whai mana 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.

Women's Sport Leadership Academy

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Issue date: 
Mon 10 Sep 2018

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

Nau mai, haere mai ra ki Te Whare Kawana o Tamaki Makaurau.

Kia ora tatou katoa

2018 Northern Club Lunch

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 5 Sep 2018

 

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

Kia ora tātou katoa.

Distinguished guests, warm greetings to you all.

2018 White Camellia Awards

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Issue date: 
Tue 4 Sep 2018

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.

Welcome to Government House.

2018 Wallace Art Awards

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Issue date: 
Mon 3 Sep 2018

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.

Sod-turning for Paul Dibble Sculpture in Featherston

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Issue date: 
Fri 24 Aug 2018

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.

Thank you for inviting me to mark an exciting day for everyone involved in the Featherston Camp Memorial project.

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