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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…

The Kollective opening

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 23 Jul 2019

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.

Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service opening

Speech
Issue date: 
Tue 23 Jul 2019

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.

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.

 

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. 

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

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

National Remembrance Service, Christchurch

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.

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.

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