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4 March, 2015

Opening Address – NICE 2015 Symposium on Health and Social Care

Thank you for inviting me to open this joint NICE-bpacnz symposium on guidelines and pathways and the roles that they have in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

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4 March, 2015

Speech to Downstream Conference 2015

It’s great to be back at this conference and to be New Zealand’s Energy Minister for a third year.

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26 February, 2015

Speech to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Massey University

With the National-led Government now into its third term, I’d like to update you on our priorities for the next three years.

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25 February, 2015

Opening address: Safe use of opioids national collaborative

As Associate Minister of Health, it is my pleasure to be here with you all this morning to open learning session one, the Collaborative’s inaugural national event.

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24 February, 2015

Prime Minister’s Ministerial Statement on ISIL

Mr Speaker, today I am announcing to the House the Government’s decisions about our contribution to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.

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24 February, 2015

Speech to New Zealand Emergency Management & Business Resilience Summit

Since I spoke to you at last year’s summit, there have been major changes at the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, known as MCDEM.

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24 February, 2015

NZ statement to UNSC Open Debate

UN Security Council Open Debate: Maintenance of International Peace and Security. Statement by Foreign Minister Murray McCully. Delivered Monday 23 February (New York)

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19 February, 2015

Speech to the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand

This is my seventh opportunity to talk to this audience, which reflects both the stability of this Government and the opportunity provided by a clear election mandate to embed changes in public services.

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16 February, 2015

Opening Address of the Public Health Response to Climate Change – Mitigation, Adaptation and Action, University of Otago, Wellington

Tena koutou katoa, good morning, and thank you for the invitation to speak today at the opening of the 2015 public health summer school course on public health responses to climate change.

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13 February, 2015

Speech to Trans-Tasman Business Circle, Auckland

Ours is a small nation with a far reach and big ambitions – and the full realisation of those ambitions relies on ensuring that we have a highly skilled workforce and well qualified New Zealanders.

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6 February, 2015

Waitangi Day Breakfast Speech

Today we commemorate 175 years of the Treaty of Waitangi relationship. It’s a relationship we should all have pride in. And we should all have great confidence that it will continue to strengthen.

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30 January, 2015

Speech notes - Winston Churchill

This year will be the fiftieth anniversary of Sir Winston’s death, and fifty years since the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established in New Zealand.

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28 January, 2015

Next steps in social housing

New Zealand is in good shape and getting better. We are making great strides towards building a stronger, more prosperous country – a country where we can have a great lifestyle and earn a good income that compares well with the rest of the world.

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21 January, 2015

Overhauling the Resource Management Act

The lectern and backdrop for this, my 20th annual speech to Nelson Rotary is the 80,000 pages of council resource management plans and rules.

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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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