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Ko Ranginui ki runga,

Ranginui is the sky father above

Ko Papatuanuku ki raro

Papatuanuku is the earth mother below

Ko nga Atua tamariki katoa kei waenganui

Their many god children between

Recently in New Zealand our journalists, like many around the world, took part in the Covering Climate Now campaign.

Earlier this year I visited the remote atolls of Tokelau in the South Pacific.

With a population of 1,500 people that is only accessible by boat, they have a story not often heard but a message that must be shared.

I move, that the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill be now read a first time.

In March this year, tens of thousands of New Zealand school students went on strike to protest a lack of decisive action on climate change. We are acting now.

Kia tau te rangimārie o te Rangi e tū nei, o Papatūānuku e takoto nei, o te Taiao e awhi nei, ki runga i a tātou. Tīhei mauri ora!

Mr President, tena koe. E nga rangatira, tena koutou.

Tena koutou katoa and, because it’s Cook Islands language week, kia orana.

Welcome.

I am very pleased to be in Fiji, and to be speaking with you here today at the University of the South Pacific.

Let’s Talk About The Weather

After all the rain we’ve had over the last few days, it’s easy to forget what an incredible summer we had this year.

Tēnā koutou katoa.

When I was asked for my summary of the Budget yesterday, my answer was that it lays foundations for the future.

Thank you for the opportunity to speak at the Energy Management Association's conference this morning.

And congratulations on your 25th anniversary.

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

Kia tau te rangimārie o te Rangi e tū nei

o Papatūānuku e takoto nei

o te Taiao e awhi nei

DOWNSTREAM – 14 March Sky City Convention Centre Akld

I thank you for the invitation to attend this second Pacific Climate Change Conference and thank our hosts, Victoria University and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, for organising this important event here in Wellington.