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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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5 August, 2015

Launch of family violence discussion document

I’m immensely proud to be at the helm of the Justice Sector, particularly as we deliver some outstanding results for New Zealanders and their families. But the one thing I’ve learned is that there’s always more work to be done. Which is why I’m here this morning – to kick-start a national conversation around family violence and how we can better prevent it.

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5 August, 2015

Speech to Pipfruit NZ Annual Conference

It’s an exciting time for your industry which is having a really strong year.

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31 July, 2015

NZ statement to SIDS Open Debate

I thank our distinguished briefers for their informative contributions and the heads of government and Ministers who have come to New York to participate in this debate.

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28 July, 2015

Speech to Horticulture New Zealand Conference Award Dinner

It is a pleasure to join you this evening in recognising excellence and future leaders of the horticulture industry.

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24 July, 2015

NZ statement to UNSC Middle East Open Debate

Right across the Middle East, grave issues continue to demand this Council’s attention.

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23 July, 2015

Minerals West Coast Forum 2015

This is the third time I have spoken at the forum and it’s a special privilege to be here to mark the 150th year of mining on the West Coast. This region was founded on mining and the industry has a rich history which we should celebrate.

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21 July, 2015

Speech to LGNZ Annual Conference

Good morning everyone. It is my pleasure to be here with you in Rotorua.

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16 July, 2015

Ireland and New Zealand agriculture: trade and climate change

It is a great pleasure to be in Dublin – it always is. I have visited Dublin regularly since my first visit in the early 1980s and my visits are always focussed on agriculture.

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13 July, 2015

Keynote address to Opening Ceremony of the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering Annual Meeting 2015

The Asia-Pacific region is as complex as it is diverse. It’s made up of both some of the world’s largest and smallest economies, and is rich in cultural diversity.

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9 July, 2015

Keynote address to NetHui 2015

This is the fifth of the main NetHui events. One of the things that I love about your conference is the name. It’s such a quintessential New Zealand name that it straight away speaks to Kiwis in a way that describes exactly what this event is and how it works. I love that, and its uniqueness.

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9 July, 2015

Address to the 2015 Recognised Seasonal Employer Conference

It’s wonderful to be here in Samoa for the annual RSE conference. What an inspired choice of venue and timing by Horticulture New Zealand.

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2 July, 2015

Speech to Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce function

Just as central government has to make some tough decisions and trade-offs, so too do councils as we work together to rebuild this city.

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2 July, 2015

Speech to Federated Farmers 2015 Annual Conference

Good morning and thank you all for the opportunity to speak to your annual conference here this morning.

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30 June, 2015

Inclusive NZ Our Place Conference

Welcome everyone, it is a pleasure to be here. This conference is a fantastic opportunity for us to gather together and generate great new ideas and launch new initiatives that will lead to stronger communities.

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30 June, 2015

Superu conference speech

It is an absolute pleasure to open Superu’s Evidence to Action Conference. The theme this year – How do you know you’re making a difference on the ground?’ – reflects one of the key questions behind the governments social investment approach, and reinforces the importance of Superu’s role in commissioning research that evaluates the impact of social sector programmes.

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30 June, 2015

The future of global trade: US and NZ as partners in the asia pacific: completing the TPP negotiation

I would like to thank our two co-chairs, the Hon Simon Power, Chair of the NZ-US Council and Stu Van Soyoc, President of the US-based counterpart organisation for assuming joint responsibility for the Partnership Forum.

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28 June, 2015

Implementing Medicines New Zealand 2015 to 2020 - the Medicines Strategy Action Plan

Good evening and welcome to the launch of Implementing Medicines New Zealand, the new medicines action plan.

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