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Speech from the throne

Speech from the throne

Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand (seated at centre right) reads the speech from the throne at the state opening of Parliament on 9 December 2008. The speech sets the government's agenda and is followed by the address-in-reply debate, when the House responds.

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John E. Martin, 'Parliament - The business of government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33688/speech-from-the-throne (accessed 26 August 2019)

Story by John E. Martin, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015