James Shaw's speech to the Council of Trade Unions' conference, 25 October 2017
Kia tau te rangimārie o te Rangi e tū nei
o Papatūānuku e takoto nei
o te Taiao e awhi nei
ki runga i a tātou.
Tīhei mauri ora!
(May the peace of the sky above, of the earth below, and of the all-embracing universe rest upon us all. Behold, the essence of life!)
E rere haere ana ngā mihi ki ngā mana whenua o tēnei rohe a Te Ātiawa
(I send greetings and thanks to the home people of this region, Te Ātiawa)