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2006 Speeches

2006 World Singles Champion of Champions
Friday 24 November 2006
This event, on the superb Fendalton Bowling Club greens, is one of a series of high profile national and international events that will bring top class bowls to the Garden City over a three year period, which will reach a grand finale when Christchurch hosts the prestigious World Championships in 2008.

NZ Grain and Seed Trade Assn Inc AGM and Conference
Wednesday 22 November 2006
My congratulations to those of you involved in bringing the International Seed Federation Congress to Christchurch in 2007.

120th Anniversary of Policing in Canterbury
Thursday 16 November 2006
Today’s official birthday takes us up to a total of three major celebrations for Christchurch this year.

Armistice Day Speech - Year of the Veteran
Saturday, 11 November 2006
Good Morning. We are gathered here today to commemorate Armistice Day a day of national remembrance that marks the end of World War 1 when the armistice was signed between the Allies and the Germans on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. It is especially pleasing to see a number of military veterans, those who have risked their lives for our freedom have our respect and gratitude.

New Zealand Cup and Show Week 9-18 November
Tuesday, 7 November 2006
Good morning. New Zealand Cup and Show Week is a very special time. It’s our biggest event and there’s something for everyone. It is a mix of high action, high energy, and high stakes - not to mention high fashion and maybe some high jinx.

United Future – Local Body Rates and Alternatives to the Current System
Saturday, 4 November 2006
Good Morning. I am delighted to welcome you all to Christchurch. Of course, it’s a welcome home to Peter Dunne who grew up and went to school here, but for some inexplicable reason abandoned our fair city for Wellington.

Modern Apprenticeships Conference
Monday, 30 October 2006
Good morning and thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. I was particularly delighted to receive this invitation. Trade Training is an important driver for a prosperous city and I recognise the vital role that teachers and trainers play in the process.

Property Council
Wednesday, 25 October 2006
Thank you for the opportunity of speaking to you today. I would like to first acknowledge the huge contribution your industry makes to the prosperity of Christchurch. It is a vital and successful part of our city’s economy.

Powhiri at Art Gallery for Jenny Harper
Monday, 9 October 2006
I send my greetings to those who have passed on to the spiritual world, farewell.

NZ Concrete Industry Conference
Friday, 29th September 2006
Good Morning. I am pleased to welcome you to Christchurch the garden city. Spring is a great time of year to visit.

Phil Price Sculpture Design for SCAPE 2006 Biennial of Art in Public Space
Thursday, 28th September 2006
Good evening. I am delighted to be at the unveiling of another major art work in the city, the Phil Price Sculpture, Nucleus.

Methodist Women’s Fellowship Convention
Thursday, 28th September 2006
Good Evening and welcome to Christchurch. Spring is always such a lovely season in our city and I hope that you have time to enjoy our gardens.

Broadcasting Standards Authority function
Thursday, 28th September 2006
Good Evening. I am delighted to be here this evening to welcome the Broadcasting Standards Authority Board to Christchurch for the launch of the BSA Community Advisory Panel initiative.

Mayor Garry Moore, Speech to Christchurch City Council
Thursday, 28th September 2006
The first time I spoke to Council as Mayor I made a promise. That promise was that we would conduct “business as unusual.” It’s a promise that I like to think I have kept. It was also a promise made with a purpose. This purpose was to make reforms that ultimately were aimed at returning Christchurch to its best traditions as a humane and innovative city.

Christchurch Writers' Festival 2006
Friday, 8 September 2006
Good Evening and welcome to the opening of The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival 2006.

Community Grants Celebration
Thursday 7 September 2006
Annually, Council contributes more than $4 million to the community through its community grants, that directly benefit the welfare of residents

Rotary Speech
Tuesday 8 August 2006
The Rotary motto 'Service above Self' reflects my own values of servant leadership, that is leadership through collaboration, foresight, listening and the ethical use of power and empowerment.

Speech on 150th celebrations
Sunday 30 July 2006
It's good to celebrate our past. While wedo so today we also need to face the idea that for Christchurch the pioneering days are not over. We are now a large city, but still a very new city. To serve our future well we have to face the idea that there is still much to be done.

150th Birthday Bash
Saturday 29 July 2006
Kia Ora, Ngā mihi mō tō rā whānau. (happy birthday)

South Island Branch SOLGM AGM
Friday 28 July 2006
Good Morning. It’s a pleasure to be here today and to welcome you to Christchurch. It’s going to be a big weekend in the city as we celebrate our 150th birthday and I hope that some of you can join in the festivities over the next two days.

Mayor Garry Moore, speech to Council, Finalisation of LTCCP
Friday 30 June 2006
As we see the finish line ahead I want to sum up where we have been, and where we are heading.

Rotary Youth Leadership Award
Sunday 2 July 2006
Good afternoon. It is great to be here today with so many young leaders. I can feel your enthusiasm and commitment. I know the future is in safe hands.

Property Institute of New Zealand Conference
Friday 16 June 2006
We are at a very interesting point in the region's development. This is the year of the Long Term Council Community Plan, a ten year plan, the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy and Transit NZ's latest ten year plan.

Civil Defence Volunteers Speech
Thursday 14 June 2006
It's a privilege to have the opportunity to speak to you tonight, the volunteers who will be at the heart of any major disaster that strikes Christchurch.

Eaton Development Centre Opening
Saturday 10 June 2006
It's always pleasing when a global company, like Eatons, invests in our city.

National Swimming Champs
Wednesday 12 April 2006
Welcome to Christchurch, and welcome to what is an exciting time for swimming in New Zealand.

Mayors Speech to the Staff and Students of HUST
Thursday 6 April 2006
As mayor of the city of Christchurch I am honoured to bring you greetings from our city on what I consider to be a very important and historic occasion - the signing of a friendship agreement between our two rapidly developing cities.

Meet me in Miami Premiere
Wednesday 22 March 2006
It is not every year that Christchurch is privileged to host a red carpet film premiere.

International Student Welcome
Thursday 9 March 2006
Welcome to our Christchurch family. I would like you to know that the Maori welcome is also a reminder that the first people here, the Ngai Tahu, chose to welcome the changes that new faces meant for their way of life. It is a tradition that we try and maintain.

Launchpad Graduation
Thursday 2 March 2006
How do we build peace? Is there any issue aside of climate change that is more pressing for our times?

Riccarton Community Library Opening
Saturday 25 February 2006
On multi speech events like today, I like to remind myself of one of the keys to lasting political popularity, and that is to keep things short.

Exhibition of paintings and calligraphy from Wuhan, China
Wednesday 15 February 2006
Over about 2000 years of development Chinese watercolours and calligraphy have become highly evolved art forms.

LOST..Without Trace Launch of Book
Sunday 12 February 2006
As I said in the introduction to this book, without aviation, tourism would not be our top industry.

Opening of Armson Building
Saturday 11 February 2006
What a great building.

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