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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard

WEDNESDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2019

Mr Speaker took the Chair at 2 p.m.

PRAYER

SPEAKER: Faakalofa lahi atu. Because it’s Niuean Language Week I’ve asked Anahila Ngatongaha’a-Suisuiki to—I’m going to say that again—Anahila Kanongata’a- to recite the prayer in Niuean. I apologise.

ANAHILA KANONGATA’A-SUISUIKI (Labour): Ko e Atua nae, kua ole mo e fakatokolalo atu a mautolu ke he Haau a takitakiaga mafola, kia tuku kehe e tau manako fakatagata, ka e ole atu ki mua Haau kia tonu mau e lilifu he tau tauteaga oti ki loto he Fale nei mo e ha mautolu a motu ne fakaheke ke he Haau a higoa Tapu, ke fakafetui mau mo e taute e tau fifiliaga tonu ki mua he lilifu ko e Patuiki Fifine, mo e lalolagi mo e tau tagata katoa, ke he mafola, mo e milino a Niu Silani katoa, ha ko e higoa ha Iesu Keriso, ko e ha malu Iki. Amene.

[Almighty God, we humbly acknowledge our need for Thy loving guidance, and, laying aside all private and personal interests, humbly ask You that we conduct with dignity all the affairs of this House and of our country who worship Thy holy name, always striving to meet and make correct decisions, to the honour of the Queen, and the public welfare, peace, and tranquillity of New Zealand, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.]

SPEAKER: I again apologise to the member. I explained to her previously that I was getting nervous over the greeting and then, of course, I massacred her name, which is actually not forgivable.

MIL OSI