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17 September, 2010

Wellington Regional Maori and Pasefika Disability Hui/Fono

Today is an extremely important day for all of us in our journey together as Pacific peoples across the waters of Te Moana nui a Kiwa.ta

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16 September, 2010

‘A Voice for Justice'

Te Pakira Marae, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua

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16 September, 2010

Address to Institute of Criminology and Crime and Justice Research Centre Seminar

The question of whether drug offenders should be punished is not as straightforward as it might first appear.

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16 September, 2010

70th Battle of Britain Anniversary: speech at unveiling of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park statue, London, 15 September

It is now three generations since the fate of the free world was decided in the skies over Britain.

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16 September, 2010

Address NZ Chambers of Commerce - ‘Creating Opportunities'

I am delighted that Chambers of Commerce are looking to the future now and to the opportunities we face as we emerge from recession.

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15 September, 2010

20 Year Anniversary of Volunteering Auckland

Delivered on her behalf by Nikki Kaye, MP for Auckland Central

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15 September, 2010

Speech to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference

Thank you Sue for that kind introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here today to open the Infant Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (ICAMHS) conference. The work you do in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people is a critical one.

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15 September, 2010

Address to National Hui of Community Law Centres

I'd like to thank the Rotorua District Community Law Centre for hosting this hui and the Canterbury Community Law Centre for helping to organise it.

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15 September, 2010

Speech to the New Zealand Security Conference

Thank you for inviting me to speak today - I understand the main topic you’d like to discuss is the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Bill.

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14 September, 2010

Speech at the launch of the New Zealand Centre for Culinary and Hospitality Excellence

Good evening everyone - thank you for the invitation to be here. What an exciting occasion to be a part of – celebrating this future-focused partnership in tertiary education.

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14 September, 2010

'The Old Are Not So Old Anymore.'

New Zealand Aged Care Association Conference

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14 September, 2010

Association for Supported Employment in New Zealand - Annual National Conference, Wellington

There could be few conferences that are more inviting than one that is advertised as being ‘a delightfully invigorating event'.

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14 September, 2010

Opening Address at Eriksen Conference 2010

Investment and Superannuation Issues in Tough and Uncertain Times

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13 September, 2010

NZICA Capital CFOs Special Interest Group: Igniting Potential - How R&D Contributes to Higher Growth

Our economy is open and, by world standards, lightly regulated.

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13 September, 2010

Speech to the Auckland District Law Society Dinner

Thank you for inviting me this evening. Peter Moses suggested I speak about the pending introduction of the Immigration Act 2009. I will come to some of the key points of the new Act shortly, but first, I’d like to put a little context around the Act and immigration more broadly.

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13 September, 2010

Speech to Railway Technical Society of Australasia biennial Conference on Railway Engineering

Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to make this opening address. Thanks also to the Rail Technical Society of Australasia, the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand and John Gardiner, Chair of the CORE 2010 committee for their work in bringing this conference together.

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10 September, 2010

Opening Address to World Suicide Prevention Day Public Forum

Your research and involvement in suicide prevention is an invaluable contribution towards the incredibly important task of reducing the rate of suicide in New Zealand.

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9 September, 2010

Earthquake recovery briefing 2

Temporary Civil Defence Headquarters Christchurch Art Gallery - Christchurch

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9 September, 2010

Healing our Spirit Worldwide conference 6th gathering

I pay my first respects to Kanaka Maoli, the first peoples of this land and the descendants of the chiefly families of Hawai'i. I acknowledge your unique relationship to this whenua.

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9 September, 2010

Address to Launch Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Resource for Health Professionals

It obviously goes with out saying that we are obviously all very aware of the damage drinking during pregnancy can cause.

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9 September, 2010

Speech – Launch of new Matangi trains

It’s great to be here to celebrate the arrival of the first Matangi train for the Wellington region.

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9 September, 2010

Speech to Insurance and Savings Ombudsman Function

Since I took on the Commerce portfolio nearly two years ago, many mum and dad investors have told me they're disillusioned with our financial markets.

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8 September, 2010

Ministerial Statement to Parliament on South Canterbury Finance

I wish to make a ministerial statement under Standing Order 347, in relation to the receivership of South Canterbury Finance and its coverage under the Crown Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme.

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8 September, 2010

Speaking notes for the first reading of the State Sector Amendment Bill

The principle behind this integration is simple. It will allow expertise and resources to be combined, while at the same time sharing back office costs.

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8 September, 2010

Release of the Aged Residential Care Service Review

Fifty years ago, New Zealand built numerous schools, hospitals and houses to meet the needs of a new generation we now know as "the baby boomers".

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7 September, 2010

Motion without Notice on Fox Glacier aviation tragedy

I move that this House notes the tragic loss of nine lives on Saturday in the air accident at Fox Glacier; and that the House expresses its sympathy and condolences to the victims' friends and families in New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Germany and England.

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7 September, 2010

Ministerial Statement to Parliament on Canterbury Earthquake

At 4.36 on Saturday morning Canterbury was hit by a devastating earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale.

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7 September, 2010

Hawke’s Bay Regional Tourism Conference

As Associate Minister of Tourism, it is a pleasure to be here in beautiful Hawke’s Bay. These industry updates provide valuable benefits to those who attend, and it is good to see so many tourism operators present today.

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6 September, 2010

Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Speech Notes on Canterbury Earthquake

Cabinet today held an extensive discussion lasting nearly three hours on the Canterbury Earthquake and the Government's response to it.

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6 September, 2010

Remarks to 13th Roundtable Meeting for Pacific Islands Countries on WTO and Regional Trade Agreements and Provisions

Strategy flows from the top level down. Although what finally matters to us are our families and our livelihoods, what affects all of us is how we are aligned to strategic trends. This is essential to small countries.

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