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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard


Mr Speaker took the Chair at 2 p.m.


SPEAKER: Members, in light of the fact that it is Rotuman Language Week this week, I’ve asked Ingrid Leary to say the prayer.

INGRID LEARY (Labour—Taieri): Gagaj ‘Ḁitu, ‘ḁmis ‘uḁ’uḁ’ḁkia ‘äe ‘e reko ḁlalum ‘atakoa ne ‘ḁmis pō ‘e ‘otomis mḁuri. ‘Ḁmis ‘uḁ’uḁ’ḁkia ‘äe ‘e reko måür ‘on Sḁu Hån ta Elisapeti ma far la ‘äe la muḁ’ḁkia ‘otomis hḁifäegaga ‘e terḁni te ‘i. La pō la ‘ḁmis la a’sokoa ‘amnåk tūtū ne Rī Tḁunå’ te’is ‘e ‘ou poto ma ‘inea, ‘e hḁiäf’ḁkiga, hḁihanisiga ma huḁg vḁivḁi se ‘on lelei ne hanue te’is Niu Sirḁgi. ‘Emen

[Lord God, we thank you because of all the blessings that we receive in our lives. We thank you for the life of Queen Elizabeth and ask that you guide our discussions today. So that we may carry out the purposes of this House of Meeting through your wisdom and knowledge, in mutual respect, mutual care and humility for the betterment of this nation New Zealand. Amen.]