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Economic Development New Zealand Conference
Welcome to Ambassadors and representatives from Embassies in Seoul, as well as Korean government officials.
It’s my pleasure to be here today to open Forum 2019, with its theme of Delivering Equity of Health and Wellbeing in Aotearoa.
I would like to welcome our honoured Pacific partners—official representatives from Pacific countries and Pacific organisations.
First, thank you all for your attendance this afternoon and let me acknowIedge the efforts of Jordan Small for both the invitation and arranging today’s event.
Mr Speaker, I wish to make a ministerial statement relating to the Auckland fire.
Kia ora tatou katoa and Warm Pacific greetings to one and all.
Representatives of Tainui, the local people of the land, or manawhenua – the indigenous peoples of this area – have welcomed you this morning in accordance with local custom.
It is a pleasure to be here, and to have the honour of opening this important conference on behalf of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs.
Let me first thank all the new unionists and members in the room.
Te whare e tu nei
Te marae e takoto ana
E nga mate maha
Haere, haere, haere
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