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E ngā maunga whakahī, e ngā uri whakatipu o ngā moana me ngā awa tapu o te motu nei tēnā koutou.
I am addressing you today as the Minister responsible for arranging the referendum on whether or not to legalise cannabis, which will be held with next year’s General Election.
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tatou katoa
Madame Chair, the Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa. My fellow ministerial colleagues from across the Pacific region. SPREP and CROP officials present, ladies and gentlemen. Let me underpin my comments with what’s been said in New Zealand, that the transition to a low emissions economy needs to happen on the scale of the industrial revolution, but at the speed of the digital revolution.
E nga mana, e nga iwi, e nga reo, e nga hau e wha, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. Talofa lava, Kia orana tatou katoatoa, Malo e lelei, Fakalofa lahi atu, Taloha ni, Ni sa bula vinaka, Mauri, Bonjour, warm Pacific greetings to one and all.
Fa’afetai i lau Susuga ile fa’afeagaiga mo le tatou talosaga momoli. Oute talitonu lava ua mu ma talia le tatou Taulaga osi.
Thank you for the invitation to take part in this symposium about building our regions and the future of infrastructure in New Zealand.
Speech at the 2019 New Zealand Security Industry Awards, Auckland, Friday 23 August 2019
Tena koutou katoa. Warm Pacific greetings to you all.
I would like to acknowledge the leadership and members of the NZSA, Sir William & Lady Judy Gallagher, the life members present, and Trish McConnell, the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to say a few words for the New Zealand Security Authority Industry Awards Dinner. I acknowledge the incredible work that goes in to providing quality security to New Zealand homes and businesses.
Kia ora koutou and Good Morning
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in your conference, One Voice Against Bullying.
We quickly learnt, from listening to the voices of people in prison, whānau, academics, community-based experts, our staff and partners that Hōkai Rangi - its direction, the change it is designed to bring about - should not just apply to Māori, but to everyone.
Thank you for the invitation to attend your water reform pre-conference workshop this afternoon.
I would like to begin by thanking each and every one of you here today. You play a hugely important role in the tourism system in Aotearoa. Without all of you creating authentic, high quality visitor experiences, tours and packages across the country, we wouldn’t have the visitor economy we enjoy today.
It was on this day 5 years ago that a Community Finance pilot at two Auckland sites kicked off an innovative partnership between the Government, businesses and social sector.
Tonight, we reflect on the message of this whakataukī , which is also in the NZ Māori Tourism logo.
Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa
Ki a Ranginui rāua ko Papatūānuku
Launch of Cook Islands Language Week, St Lukes Pacific Island Presbyterian Church, Tokoroa, 3 August 2019
Kia òràna tatou katoatoa.
Papa Turu. To the māmās and pāpās of the Tokoroa Cook Islands community. To the Samoan orator who greeted me, the mana whenua present, and your worship the mayor. It is such a fantastic pleasure to bask in the shining glory of the sixteenth star. You are the most southern of all the Cook Island stars.
Nau mai, haere mai.
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Good afternoon.
Welcome and thank you all for coming. I have called this press conference today to announce the Government’s plan to comprehensively overhaul the resource management system.
Fa’atalofa atu, malo e lelei, Kia ora koutou katoa. And welcome to the launch of the report ‘Spaces of Belonging’.
Morena koutou, good morning everyone.
It is our responsibility to be here today to record New Zealand’s strong commitment to the common endeavour of fostering respect for the right to freedom of religion and belief.