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New Zealand has lost a man of integrity, compassion and dedication to public service with the passing of the Hon Jim Anderton, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Mr Anderton was a former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister and long serving member of Parliament for the Wigram and Sydenham electorates.

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
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 Today is a new beginning. It's a new beginning for you as our Speaker, and I congratulate you again, Mr Speaker. It is a new beginning for this Parliament.

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Delivered by Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand, on the occasion of the State Opening of Parliament, Wednesday 8 November 2017.

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