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11 December, 2014

Speech: NZ On Air 25th Anniversary Event

I am very pleased to be here today to help celebrate this milestone for NZ On Air. It’s fair to say that New Zealand television has come a long way in 25 years.

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10 December, 2014

Opening Speech: ‘Kia Ora Chief’ Release

It is a great honour to host this evening’s proceedings to mark the Wellington release of the book Parekura Horomia ‘Kia Ora Chief’.

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9 December, 2014

Block Offer 2014 Permit Awards

We are here today because New Zealand has a petroleum potential that needs to be better understood.

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1 December, 2014

Community Recognition Ceremony - Maera Maki-Anderson

It is my privilege to be at this community recognition ceremony to honor Maera Maki-Anderson, chief fire officer of the Murupara Volunteer Fire Brigade.

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1 December, 2014

Commencement of the Financial Markets Conduct Act

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hon Paul Goldsmith, to mark the commencement of the Financial Markets Conduct Act.

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27 November, 2014

Address to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Annual Conference

As I have travelled around the DHBs one thing that has really struck me is that although the hospital buildings are on the same sites to when I was a doctor – the actual health system, what’s going on inside these buildings and what is increasingly happening out in the community, is very different.

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27 November, 2014

White Ribbon dinner

This week, many men will wear a white ribbon, not because it’s a new trend, not because it’s a fashion statement, and not because it’s popular.

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27 November, 2014

Speech to Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management ‘National Controllers’ Forum’

I’m pleased to have this opportunity to acknowledge the important role you play in emergencies, and to join you as you learn, share ideas and reflect on the past and the future.

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25 November, 2014

Speech to the New Zealand Primary Sector Bootcamp programme

Today I want to outline for you my vision of where I see the primary sector heading in the future, and my priorities as Minister to help you succeed. I also want to challenge you to work with us as Government on achieving these big goals.

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24 November, 2014

Speech to the New Zealand Racing Board AGM

It’s great to be here this morning with you, the people who are the powerhouse behind New Zealand racing.

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19 November, 2014

Speech: DairyNZ Board Dinner

This is a valuable time for discussion. There is an appropriate balance between environmental and social goals, and economic growth. Both of these can be achieved, and it requires collaboration between industry and government.

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12 November, 2014

Speech to the 2nd International Symposium on Drugs and Driving

The New Zealand Government's position is that drugged driving is treated as a road safety issue – that is, it's about impaired drivers, rather than a drug-control issue relating to the use of illicit substances. However, as you know, this is a complex area as the presence of drugs in a driver's system isn't necessarily evidence of impairment.

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11 November, 2014

Speech to Health Informatics NZ Conference

Thank you to Liz Schoff, HiNZ Board Chair, for the invitation to speak to you all today.

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10 November, 2014

Speech - opening NZ Blood Service’s new centre, Christchurch

The redevelopment of Christchurch remains a priority for the Government. In particular, the Government is committed to re-establishing high quality health facilities, such as this new Christchurch Blood Centre.

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7 November, 2014

Speech: ‘Cricket World Cup 100 Days to Go’ Business Reception

This is my first visit to India, and it is clear the opportunity and potential here is abundant. My time here has been very successful. I have just come from a meeting with my counterpart, the Indian Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. I took the opportunity to note that New Zealand is sharing its expertise in the fields of agribusiness, IT, hospitality and tourism with India.

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6 November, 2014

Speech to the 83rd Interpol General Assembly Ministerial Meeting

Just as it is important for countries to cooperate across borders to detect and prevent crime, so too is it necessary for Police services worldwide to build partnerships across different sectors within their own countries.

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5 November, 2014

Speech to NZ Institute of International Affairs

As Prime Minister I have overarching responsibility for New Zealand’s national security. That covers a wide range of threats and risks, from earthquakes to espionage, and cyber-attacks to conflicts between states. It’s about protecting our way of life and the values that shape our society.

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1 November, 2014

John Key - Speech at the Albany Convoy Commemorations

I am honoured to be with you today to commemorate a momentous event for our two countries.

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31 October, 2014

Speech to the United Fire Brigades’ Association 2014 Annual General Meeting and Conference

I am genuinely delighted to be here and to see a range of fire services working together to successfully organise an event of this size. I understand that firefighters both urban and rural, career and volunteer, all worked together on the host committee, the Western Bays of the Bay of Plenty Brigades. I commend you all for your efforts.

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31 October, 2014

Speech to Fonterra UHT plant opening in Waitoa

It’s great to be here today at the official opening of Fonterra’s new UHT milk processing plant. This is a $126 million project which has been completed in just 12 months, and has created 100 new local jobs.

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31 October, 2014

Speech to NZ Emergency Departments Conference, Taupo

It is vital that patients are at the centre of our health system, and receive the healthcare they need. My predecessor the Honourable Tony Ryall, spoke at your last six conferences, and I know that a lot has changed in the past seven years.

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31 October, 2014

Speech to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand tax conference

I’m happy to say that New Zealand is in an enviable position with a good tax and social policy system. We are served well by our broad-base, low-rate (BBLR) tax settings.

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31 October, 2014

Opening Address to New Zealand Medicines Strategy Workshop, 31 October 2014

As you are all well aware, medicines play a central role in the health and independence of New Zealanders. Used in a safe and effective way, medicines can prevent ill health, treat illness, support self-management and enhance length and quality of life.

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30 October, 2014

Opening Address to New Zealand Self Medication Industry Conference, 30 October 2014.

We are all aware that New Zealand has one of the best health systems in the world. We are also aware that despite this we are faced with increasing levels of chronic diseases caused by poor lifestyle choices as well as an ageing population. This is why the work and promotion of self-care to our populations is so important.

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29 October, 2014

Speech to Crown Irrigation Investment Ltd & Stakeholders

It was a great honour to be re-elected for a third term in Government, and to be reappointed as Primary Industries Minister.

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23 October, 2014

Speech to Aquaculture New Zealand Annual Conference

As Minister I’m committed to a vibrant, profitable and sustainable aquaculture industry for New Zealand.

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22 October, 2014

Speech to the NZ Police Association 79th Annual Conference

As you will be aware, the National government is committed to building better public services and Police also has a key role to play in the cross-agency public service approach we are building as part of this commitment.

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21 October, 2014

Speech from the Throne

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply.

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17 October, 2014

Speech: Charities Annual Meeting

About a third of all New Zealanders get involved in their communities through volunteering for an organisation; providing millions of volunteer hours a year and making a significant economic contribution.

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17 October, 2014

Speech to Fieldays stakeholder engagement function

It’s great to be here tonight, talking to everyone involved in Fieldays. This is the biggest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, attracting nearly 120,000 visitors this year including a large number of international visitors and delegations.

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