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22 July, 2014

Speech to GIA signing with NZ Pork

This is a historic day. It’s the result of the hard work over several years of both industry and government to realise the benefits of working in partnership.

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22 July, 2014

Speech to Local Government New Zealand

The relationship between central government and local government is one of partnership. We rely on each other to make good choices for our fellow New Zealanders.

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21 July, 2014

Speech: Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand Inc

For Blind Citizens New Zealand, the lessons we have learnt from your example is a virtual spectrum of positive attitudes around the rights of blind and vision-impaired people.

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18 July, 2014

Speech to the Road Transport Forum

Today I want to speak on the government’s achievements in transport over the last three years and our future plans.

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16 July, 2014

Public Health Association Māori Caucus Hui

I want to commend you on your disciplined approach to debating a vision for Māori health for determining the actions that must occur if Māori health is to progress and prosper and articulating ideas around how the interest of Māori can be best represented and realised.

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10 July, 2014

Keynote address at NetHui

The theme of this conference, the next 25 years of the Internet, is certainly topical when you consider how essential the Internet has become to our economic and social lives in a very short time.

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8 July, 2014

Address to the India NZ Business Council

Around the world, friends of India, strategists, business groups and others are all starting to ask a rather important question. With the landslide victory of the BJP over Congress, we have seen a shift in the political tectonic plates. What implications will this have, if any, for India’s approach to international economic negotiations?

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7 July, 2014

Launch of Te Pou Matakana – Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency

It is a real privilege to be here with people that I have such respect for - those of you who have been there all the way through our lives.

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6 July, 2014

Te Kupenga Hauora Ahuriri - Celebrating 20 Years

There is nothing more uplifting than to look around this room at the past board members and trustees, current board members and staff, health professionals, legal and financial advisors and friends of Te Kupenga Hauora Ahuriri.

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5 July, 2014

Opening of Te Waiora Community Health Service

I want to thank Tawhiti Kunaiti – the Māori Health Manager of Central PHO and Project Manager for Te Waiora – for your invitation to join with you on such a special milestone day.

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3 July, 2014

Launch of the National Stop Smoking Practitioner Qualification and National Training Service

In three weeks time, at about this time of the day, I will stand to deliver my valedictory speech after 18 years in Parliament.

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2 July, 2014

Health and Disability Commissioner Fourth National Disability Conference

Much has happened since I opened your first National Disability Conference in 2010. We have much to celebrate – but also much to anticipate in terms of the expectations we should continue to have about enjoying a very different future for disabled New Zealanders.

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2 July, 2014

Address to the NZ China Centre Conference

Thank you for this opportunity to address the NZ China Centre at my old Alma Mater, Victoria University.

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20 June, 2014

Te Puna Oranga Launch of Sexual Violence Prevention Resources

I am thrilled to be with you tonight; at this very important launch – and to celebrate with you and congratulate you on an amazing milestone in reaching thirty years.

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20 June, 2014

Launch of He Korowai Oranga – Māori Health Strategy

There could be no better time to be launching He Korowai Oranga than at the Māori New Year.

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20 June, 2014

Speech to ‘The Great Adventure’ Tourism Leaders’ Conference

The path we are on will see New Zealand take the international lead in the adventure tourism and outdoors sector.

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19 June, 2014

Vulnerable Children Bill - Third Reading Bill

Mr Speaker, I move that the Vulnerable Children Bill, the Children, Young Persons and Their Families (Vulnerable Children) Amendment Bill, and the KiwiSaver (Vulnerable Children) Amendment Bill be now read a third time.

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19 June, 2014

GOVIS Keynote Address: Delivering at Pace - Government ICT Change from the Perspective of a Minister

We are about to make major, positive changes in the way citizens do business with government. The changes in customer service - and the ICT transformation needed to achieve this - represent the biggest reforms since the 1980s.

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18 June, 2014

Speech to the 85th Annual Electricity Engineers' Association Conference

The electricity industry plays a vital role in the daily lives of all New Zealanders. It has a proud history, and of course engineers have been an essential part of this.

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17 June, 2014

Murray McCully remarks at Our Oceans Conference

We are an island nation - in New Zealand you can never be more than 75 miles from the coast - and New Zealanders identify strongly with the ocean.

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17 June, 2014

Speech: Employee Volunteering Awards

As most of you will know, this week is National Volunteer Week. Around the country, we have a full calendar of events, activities and celebrations designed to promote and recognise the dedication and achievements of volunteers.

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16 June, 2014

Launch of Connect Smart Week

By supporting Connect Smart you play a key role in ensuring that New Zealanders the length and breadth of the country are empowered to make themselves and their businesses more secure online.

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12 June, 2014

Speech to open $67m Whakatane Hospital redevelopment

Thank you for inviting me to celebrate the opening of this new development with you.

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12 June, 2014

Address to 21st Century Tax Administration Conference

The strength of the New Zealand tax system is its highly cooperative nature so it’s great to have such world leading speakers here with us. I'm sure tax policy and IRD's Business Transformation programme can only benefit from your expertise.

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11 June, 2014

Speech to Healthcare Congress in Auckland

Many people underestimate the importance of the health sector here in New Zealand. It amounts to one-tenth of the economy.

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6 June, 2014

Address to business chambers event - Philippines

It’s a pleasure to be here in Manila on my first visit as New Zealand Trade Minister alongside a delegation of New Zealand companies.

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5 June, 2014

Introduction to Prevent People Trafficking Conference 2014

It goes without saying that people trafficking is a heinous crime and a grave violation of human rights. The United Nations has stated that thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers every year, both in their own countries and abroad.

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5 June, 2014

Address to Hotel Industry Conference

Hotels are a critical part of the tourism infrastructure. Hotels constitute over a third of all guest nights in New Zealand and international visitors staying in hotels spend more per night than visitors staying in other forms of accommodation. Hotels will therefore play a vital role in the sector’s overall strategy to lift the value from international visitors.

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4 June, 2014

Major trauma national clinical network speech

It is my pleasure to be here to express my support to the Network and to hear how your work is progressing.

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30 May, 2014

Speech: Diverse Bananas, Global Dragons conference

It’s a great pleasure to be here this evening to open the 2014 edition of the Diverse Bananas, Global Dragons Conference.

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