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It’s my pleasure to be in Sydney today for our annual meeting, Prime Minister. It’s fair to say that since we last met, tragedy and disaster have befallen our two countries.
The topic of this speech is the Budget 2020 priorities. But, given the considerable interest that I imagine is in the room about COVID-19 coronavirus, I do want to make some comments about that first.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi, e ngā rau rangatira ma.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi, e ngā rau rangatira ma
Tēnā koutou katoa
It is good to be here at a time where New Zealand needs less of an introduction than might usually be the case.
It is a real pleasure to be here today, and to have the honour of addressing you all.
Thank you for your invitation to attend this celebration today. I want to start by acknowledging the backdrop of the Coronavirus outbreak on these New Year celebrations.
Kia ora. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.
Almost 23 years ago, Justice Sir Thomas Thorp told us what was wrong with our firearms legislation.
A true working-class Prime Minister, Mike Moore showed all New Zealanders that hard work, initiative, guts, and determination can lead to very big things.
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