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New Zealand Riding for the Disabled

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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

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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

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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

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Issue date: 
Thu 17 Mar 2022

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

Queen's Baton reception 2022

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Issue date: 
Mon 14 Mar 2022

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

Aotearoa Circle Virtual Hui 2022

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Issue date: 
Fri 4 Mar 2022

E nga rau rangatira ma e huihui mai I tenei ra, tena koutou katoa.

Waitangi Day Address 2022

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Issue date: 
Sun 6 Feb 2022

Ko te amorangi ki mua
Ko te hāpai ō ki muri
Ko te atua tōku piringa,
Ka puta, ka ora
Ki te whei-āo,
Ki te ao marama: Pai Marire!

Sir George Elliot Tertiary Scholarships 2021

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Issue date: 
Fri 28 Jan 2022

Rau rangatira mā, e huihui nei, tēnei aku mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora tātou katoa. Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, warm greetings to you all.

Virtuoso Strings

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Issue date: 
Fri 17 Dec 2021

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.

BGI Challenge for Change 2021

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Issue date: 
Fri 3 Dec 2021

E ngaa rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei I tēnei pō, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Nau mai, haere mai ra ki Te Whare Kawana o Whanganui-a-Tara.

Council of Jewish Women "Women of Worth" Awards

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Issue date: 
Wed 24 Nov 2021

Kia ora koutou

Armistice Day

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Issue date: 
Thu 11 Nov 2021

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. 

Public Service Day Awards

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Issue date: 
Mon 8 Nov 2021

E ngaa rau rangatira mā, e kui mā, e koro mā, e huihui nei I tēnei poo, tēnei aku mihi māhana ki a koutou. Nau mai, haere mai ra ki Te Whare Kawana o Whanganui-a-Tara.

Reception for the Diplomatic Corps

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Issue date: 
Fri 29 Oct 2021

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.

Dame Cindy Kiro Swearing-In Ceremony at Parliament

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Issue date: 
Thu 21 Oct 2021

Welcome Dinner

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Issue date: 
Thu 21 Oct 2021

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.

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