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31 October, 2014

Speech to the United Fire Brigades’ Association 2014 Annual General Meeting and Conference

I am genuinely delighted to be here and to see a range of fire services working together to successfully organise an event of this size. I understand that firefighters both urban and rural, career and volunteer, all worked together on the host committee, the Western Bays of the Bay of Plenty Brigades. I commend you all for your efforts.

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31 October, 2014

Speech to NZ Emergency Departments Conference, Taupo

It is vital that patients are at the centre of our health system, and receive the healthcare they need. My predecessor the Honourable Tony Ryall, spoke at your last six conferences, and I know that a lot has changed in the past seven years.

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31 October, 2014

Speech to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand tax conference

I’m happy to say that New Zealand is in an enviable position with a good tax and social policy system. We are served well by our broad-base, low-rate (BBLR) tax settings.

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31 October, 2014

Opening Address to New Zealand Medicines Strategy Workshop, 31 October 2014

As you are all well aware, medicines play a central role in the health and independence of New Zealanders. Used in a safe and effective way, medicines can prevent ill health, treat illness, support self-management and enhance length and quality of life.

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30 October, 2014

Opening Address to New Zealand Self Medication Industry Conference, 30 October 2014.

We are all aware that New Zealand has one of the best health systems in the world. We are also aware that despite this we are faced with increasing levels of chronic diseases caused by poor lifestyle choices as well as an ageing population. This is why the work and promotion of self-care to our populations is so important.

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29 October, 2014

Speech to Crown Irrigation Investment Ltd & Stakeholders

It was a great honour to be re-elected for a third term in Government, and to be reappointed as Primary Industries Minister.

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23 October, 2014

Speech to Aquaculture New Zealand Annual Conference

As Minister I’m committed to a vibrant, profitable and sustainable aquaculture industry for New Zealand.

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22 October, 2014

Speech to the NZ Police Association 79th Annual Conference

As you will be aware, the National government is committed to building better public services and Police also has a key role to play in the cross-agency public service approach we are building as part of this commitment.

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21 October, 2014

Speech from the Throne

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply.

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17 October, 2014

Speech: Charities Annual Meeting

About a third of all New Zealanders get involved in their communities through volunteering for an organisation; providing millions of volunteer hours a year and making a significant economic contribution.

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17 October, 2014

Speech to Fieldays stakeholder engagement function

It’s great to be here tonight, talking to everyone involved in Fieldays. This is the biggest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, attracting nearly 120,000 visitors this year including a large number of international visitors and delegations.

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9 October, 2014

Address to New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2014, Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington

Good morning and thank you for the invitation to open the New Zealand Respiratory Conference for 2014, A breath of hope. I opened this conference two years ago, and I am very pleased to be here again in this 50th anniversary year of the Asthma Foundation – a great achievement.

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