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Thank you for the invitation to attend your water reform pre-conference workshop this afternoon.
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.
I would like to thank you for the invitation to attend your water reform pre-conference workshop this afternoon.
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.
Welcome to Ambassadors and representatives from embassies in Washington, D.C. including Ambassador Rosemary Banks and the New Zealand Embassy, as well as US Government officials.
Thank you for the opportunity to be among such a group of distinguished guests this afternoon. It’s a genuine pleasure to be in Dublin.
I just want to start by acknowledging our hosts, Kāuru Education Group, led by Te Whatanui Winiata, and also our three kaumatua from the Winiata family: Whatarangi Winiata, Francie Winiata and Margaret Winiata.
Your Excellencies, It now falls on me to provide some closing remarks and to wish you safe travels.
I want to begin by acknowledging we have all gathered here at the invitation of the Indonesian Government, and none of us wanted to miss out on such an auspicious occasion. Thank you to our hosts for your generosity and hospitality.
Our plan is to make sure the benefits of tourism are realised for our country and our people, while managing the impacts. Today I’m very pleased to announce the latest part of that plan. The Government will be investing nearly $12 million in co-funding from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund to help 25 councils around New Zealand make the most out of the opportunities tourism can bring.
I would like to thank you for the invitation to speak to you this afternoon.
I am pleased to contribute to your conference on community empowerment and collaboration today. Like you, I have been thinking a lot about what smart collaboration and partnering between our two layers of government looks like, and where it can lead us.
I’m pleased to host Te Māngai Paho’s 25th Anniversary here at Parliament alongside Dr Eruera Tarena, Chair of Te Māngai Pāho.
It is an honour to speak to the next generation of leaders of the People’s Liberation Army.
Welcome to the launch of the Government’s Industry Strategy in this age of change – the fourth industrial revolution.
Congratulations to Otago University for the 54th year of holding the Foreign Policy School, and to Dr Dennis Wesselbaum for organising this year’s forum.
Address to the Otago Foreign Policy School, June 29 2019
Kia ora tātou