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Order of New Zealand 2022 speech

Speech
Issue date: 
Sat 3 Dec 2022

Royal Humane Society of New Zealand Presentation 2022

Speech
Issue date: 
Wed 30 Nov 2022

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi nui ki a koutou.

Honorary Doctorate from Massey University

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Issue date: 
Fri 25 Nov 2022

E nga rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

Me le. Siu i likutapu. Kala niuvalu. Foto fili.

Child Cancer Foundation Awards 2022

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Issue date: 
Wed 23 Nov 2022

E kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

National Rose Show 2022

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Issue date: 
Sun 20 Nov 2022

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi nui ki a koutou.

Waitemata Rowing Club

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Issue date: 
Sat 19 Nov 2022

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi nui ki a koutou.

Launch of The Constitution of New Zealand

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Issue date: 
Tue 15 Nov 2022

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

 

2022 Rhodes Scholarship Reception

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Issue date: 
Tue 1 Nov 2022

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. Welcome to Government House Wellington.

Canterbury Club 150th anniversary dinner

Speech
Issue date: 
Sat 15 Oct 2022

Thank you for my honorary membership to your beautiful club. Thank you also for offering Richard and me such a warm welcome, and for inviting us to be part of your sesquicentennial celebrations this evening.

Wellington Club Dinner 2022

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Issue date: 
Wed 5 Oct 2022

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa

Thank you so much for inviting Richard and me to dine at the Wellington Club this evening.

Opening of Te Wao Nui Child Health Service

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Issue date: 
Fri 30 Sep 2022

Kia ora tātou, nga mihi mahana ki a koutou. Warm greetings to you all.

Address at the State Memorial Service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Issue date: 
Mon 26 Sep 2022

Ka kotahi atu te rerenga o te Kotuku ki tona taunga, ko te Atua e kiia nei: “Haere mai ki ahau koutou e taimaha ana, ā, māku ano koutou e whakaokioki”.

Ko te atua tōku piringa.

Proclamation of Accession address

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Issue date: 
Sun 11 Sep 2022

Adecco Paralympics New Zealand Gala Dinner

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Issue date: 
Wed 31 Aug 2022

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. I’d like to specifically acknowledge:

New Zealand Riding for the Disabled

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 11 Aug 2022

Kia ora koutou. Nga mihi māhana ki a koutou. Nau mai haere mai ra ki te Whare Kawana o Tāmaki Makaurau. 

I specifically acknowledge: Donna Kennedy, Chief Executive of NZRDA; Peter Johnston, Board Chair of NZRDA. Tēnā kōrua.

Opening of Youth Parliament 2022

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Issue date: 
Tue 19 Jul 2022

Kei nga Mema Paremata, e manaaki nei i tō tātau Paremata Taiohi, tēnā koutou. Taiohi mā, e hine mā, e tama mā, nōhou te aro māngai, mo Aotearoa. Tēnā koutou katoa.

Founder Lecture 2022

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Issue date: 
Tue 28 Jun 2022

E nga rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

Matariki Dinner with the Diplomatic Corps

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Issue date: 
Fri 24 Jun 2022

Rau rangatira mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi nui ki a koutou. Nau mai haere mai ki Te Whare Kawana o Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Kia ora tātou katoa.

He Wahine Maori Ahau

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Issue date: 
Tue 21 Jun 2022

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi nui ki a koutou.

Japan Festival

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Issue date: 
Sat 18 Jun 2022

Tēnā koutou katoa, konnichiwa, and my very warmest welcome to you all.

NZTrio 20th anniversary concert

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Issue date: 
Thu 16 Jun 2022

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

Auckland Justices of the Peace Association Centenary

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Issue date: 
Sat 11 Jun 2022

Kia ora koutou. Nga mihi māhana ki a koutou. Nau mai haere mai ra ki te Whare Kawana o Tāmaki Makaurau. 

A very warm welcome to you all to Government House Auckland, and in particular to:

Vision Bus Aotearoa

Speech
Issue date: 
Fri 10 Jun 2022

 

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa.

I particularly acknowledge:

Gunners’ Day Dinner

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Issue date: 
Fri 10 Jun 2022

Kia ora koutou. Nga mihi māhana ki a koutou. Nau mai haere mai ra ki te Whare Kawana o Tāmaki Makaurau.

I specifically acknowledge:

Himalayan Trust Reception

Speech
Issue date: 
Sun 29 May 2022

Rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi nui ki a koutou.

HE Rt Hon Dame Cindy Kiro Message to HM Queen Elizabeth II for the Platinum Jubilee

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Issue date: 
Thu 26 May 2022

26 May 2022

On behalf of the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, I send my very warmest wishes as we celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of your accession to the throne.

Pōwhiri at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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Issue date: 
Fri 13 May 2022

Ka mimiti te puna i Taumārere. Ka toto te puna i Hokianga Ka toto te puna i Taumārere Ka mimiti te puna i Hokianga.

Homecoming at Mōtatau Marae

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Issue date: 
Thu 12 May 2022

Kei nga mana, kei nga reo,
Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi,
koutou, tātou, ko nga urupā
o rātou kua riro ki te po.
Tēnā tātou katoa.

Anzac Day Dawn Address 2022

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Issue date: 
Mon 25 Apr 2022

He tao huata e taea te karo,
He tao na Aitua, e kore.”
“The thrust of a spear shaft may be parried, That of Death never”

Ata atamarie e koutou I te atatu.

I acknowledge The Honourable Grant Robertson, Deputy Prime Minister

Anzac Day National Commemoration Service 2022

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Issue date: 
Mon 25 Apr 2022

“Me haehaetia koia te rau i peke i te matangi?

Should the leaf withered by the wind be slashed?”

ICC Women's World Cup Reception

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Issue date: 
Thu 31 Mar 2022

Kia ora koutou. Nga mihi māhana ki a koutou. Nau mai haere mai ra ki te Whare Kawana o Te

St John Investiture Service and Installation

Speech
Issue date: 
Thu 17 Mar 2022

Kia ora tātou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai ra ki te Whare Kawana o Tāmaki Makaurau.

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