"As the Minister whose portfolios include Children, Education, Internal Affairs and Seniors, I am greatly vested in what happens at this conference that will benefit the welfare of our families and communities." the minister continued.
"The future for the well-being of our people and our communities lies in greater collaboration – between families and communities, with cultural institutions, across government agencies, with private sector and with other governments. And in doing so, we all can, through every gain we make, play a small part in a much bigger assignment: to make life better for all New Zealanders. You all have a role to play in this!"
You can watch the whole speech, along with other conference presentations and performances, on the LIANZA YouTube Channel.