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Thank you to ANZ for the opportunity to speak today.

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to welcome you here this evening to celebrate the Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area coming into effect.

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It is great to be here in Queenstown, New Zealand’s iconic visitor destination.

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It’s a great privilege to be here this evening to say a few words to mark this special occasion.

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Good morning everyone

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Kia ora koutou,

Thank you for the invite to open your conference this morning.

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E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e raurangatira mā

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Mr President, tena koe.
E nga rangatira, tena koutou.

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It’s great to be able to join you here today as the Minister of Revenue. It was only a year ago that I was last here with you in a different role.

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Thank you Simon. I’d like to thank Grant, Chris and the rest of the TIA team for organising this event and inviting me to speak to you today.