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13 October, 2015

Address to APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting – climate-proofing energy infrastructure

As Energy Ministers, the delivery of resilient energy infrastructure is at the heart of what we do. Climate-proofing that infrastructure is an increasingly important part of that work as we seek to understand the growing uncertainties and challenges presented by climate change and extreme weather events.

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7 October, 2015

Ensuring the future sustainability of the Class 4 Gambling Sector - Hospitality Association of New Zealand AGM, Nelson

Good afternoon. I want to talk today about some of the developments affecting the class 4 gambling sector and to make a few announcements on future directions. Gambling policy is one of the key areas in my Internal Affairs portfolio and one that I have given considerable thought to since I took on the portfolio last year.

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7 October, 2015

Speech at the Our Oceans Conference

Remarks by New Zealand Minister for the Environment at Our Ocean Conference, Valparaiso, Chile

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6 October, 2015

Speech to the Electricity Networks Association Annual Conference

I wanted to start by talking a little about smart technology and the increasingly important role is will play in your sector.

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5 October, 2015

First National Science Strategy launched

Thank you for joining me here today as I launch the Government’s first ever National Statement of Science Investment.

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2 October, 2015

PM’s address to 70th UN General Assembly

Mr President. The 70th anniversary of the United Nations is a good opportunity to reflect on the organisation. For most of us, the United Nations has been one of the key international realities of our lives. It has been at the heart of and has shaped the significant developments of the post-World War II era. But, as we all know, it is not perfect.

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29 September, 2015

Speech on Housing Affordability

I want to talk about the way that we approach economic policy in one area in particular – the housing market.

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28 September, 2015

New Zealand and Security in the Asia-Pacific Century

May I begin by thanking the People’s Liberation Army for giving me the opportunity to speak at this historic university.

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27 September, 2015

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit

New Zealand welcomes the ambition contained in the Sustainable Development Goals. And we support the substance of the Goals. Indeed it would be hard not to.

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24 September, 2015

Speech to Fostering Kids New Zealand Conference

I want to begin by thanking you for all of the hard work, dedication and sacrifices that you make to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

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17 September, 2015

Speech to the Treasury Guest Lecture Series on Social Investment

It is a pleasure to launch this Treasury Guest Lecture Series focused on social investment.

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16 September, 2015

Speech to NZ Nurses Organisation annual conference, Te Papa, Wellington

As the largest health workforce, nurses are often the first point of contact for people accessing health services. Working in partnership with patients and their whanau you have a unique opportunity to promote health and wellbeing.

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15 September, 2015

Māori Purposes Bill - First Reading

This Māori Purposes Bill amends the Māori Purposes Act 1991 to improve the governance arrangements for the Wi Pere Trust.

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14 September, 2015

Relaunching of Te Māori Manaaki Taonga Trust

The trust responsible for opening the exhibition, Te Māori, in New York three decades ago has been relaunched.

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10 September, 2015

Opening of 2015 RACMA Scientific Conference Langham Hotel, Auckland

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Nga mihi nui ki a koutou. Thank you Dr Gruner for your warm welcome. I appreciate the opportunity to open this important conference. I would like to also extend a welcome to Dame Tariana Turia and to the other conference presenters and to welcome all RACMA members and supporters.

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9 September, 2015

Speech at the launch of the Ministry for Women’s Getting it done: Utilising women’s skills in the workforce report

I am delighted to be here today to launch the report Getting it done: Utilising women’s skills in the workforce.

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8 September, 2015

Speech to the World Forestry Congress

Tonight I will talk about New Zealand’s forests, and how the New Zealand government is supporting the industry in a focused and targeted way.

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2 September, 2015

Launch of 2015 Children’s Health Stamp

It is a pleasure to be part of the launch of the 2015 Children’s Health Stamp.

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1 September, 2015

Opening of Turkish Embassy Photo Exhibit on Canakkle: 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli

As Minister of Internal Affairs I am responsible for the National Library of New Zealand and Archives New Zealand, which function as the memory of society and the memory of government respectively.

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29 August, 2015

150th Anniversary and Reopening of Wellington Central Fire Station

The country’s fire services have become an increasingly absorbing and important part of my portfolio of responsibilities in recent times.

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28 August, 2015

Speech to the 2015 Green Cross Health Conference

Good afternoon, it is a pleasure for me to join you this afternoon for this year’s Green Cross Health 2015 Conference.

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28 August, 2015

Road Transport Forum 2015

Good afternoon and thank you for having me here - it is great to have the opportunity to speak to you today, my first such opportunity as Transport Minister.

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26 August, 2015

Speech for the Release of the 2015-2020 National Drug Policy

Good afternoon and welcome to the launch of the new National Drug Policy.

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24 August, 2015

Launch of Tīramarama Mai

I am pleased to be here today to celebrate Tīramarama Mai – an initiative piloted by Maataa Waka Ki Te Tau Ihu and one of the first commissioned by Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu in this region.

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20 August, 2015

Speech to New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) Building Nations Symposium

Central to this year’s symposium are the themes of Integrated and Regional Development; both relevant and timely topics given we have reached a critical transition point in the Canterbury Rebuild.

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20 August, 2015

Launch of the Thirty Year New Zealand Infrastructure Plan 2015

Meeting New Zealand’s infrastructure challenges over the next 30 years will require coordination across central government, local government and the private sector.

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19 August, 2015

Speech to the Seafood New Zealand 2015 conference

Thank you for the invitation to open the 2015 New Zealand Seafood Industry Conference. Your industry is vital to the economy, especially regional economies, directly providing 8000 jobs and earning more than $1.5 billion in export revenue each year.

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14 August, 2015

South GP Continuing Medical Education Conference

Primary care plays a crucial role in improving the health outcomes of New Zealanders and lifting performance across the health sector.

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13 August, 2015

10th anniversary of Te Kāhui Amokura

Today we are here to celebrate the achievements of ten outstanding Māori academics of our time.

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11 August, 2015

Speech to Spirits and Brewers Association

I will start with a statement of the obvious - most New Zealanders do not drink to excess. Many New Zealanders enjoy a drink or two, and there is nothing wrong with that. But there is a minority of drinkers for whom that is not the case.

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