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First, this special day, in remembrance of the 28th Maori Battalion, is also to honour all those men and women who have risked their lives in the service of our country.

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E nga iwi e pae nei ki runga o Waitangi

Karanga mai, mihi mai.

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Tēnā koutou katoa.

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It was on these very grounds in February 1940, 100 years on from the signing of Te Tiriti, that Sir Āpirana Ngata gave a call for participation.

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We promised we would bring back rail, and that’s what we’re doing.

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E mihi ana ki te rangi

E mihi ana ki te whenua

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It is a pleasure to be here on opening day of the 2020 National Yearling Sales Series.

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Today, we are releasing two reports that are the product of some of the most extensive community engagement over our criminal justice system ever.

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E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi, e ngā rau rangatira mā. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

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Just over a year ago, we learnt that New Zealand was reliant on a single, aging, US-owned DART buoy to detect whether a tsunami is generated following an earthquake.