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Good afternoon everybody and I want to acknowledge your Excellency’s, Director General and the leaders fr
E aku rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa. Ka nui te honore ki te mihi kia koutou.
This feels like coming home.
Today is a new beginning. It's a new beginning for you as our Speaker, and I congratulate you again, Mr Speaker. It is a new beginning for this Parliament.
Delivered by Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand, on the occasion of the State Opening of Parliament, Wednesday 8 November 2017.
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