Talofa lava, kia orana, bula vinaka, kia ora. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou, kia ora. I want to welcome our many parliamentary friends from the Pacific islands who are watching this special debate in the House tonight. Right now in Morocco 197 other nations, many of yours represented, have gathered to discuss our greatest shared threat: climate change. I would like to reflect on what it means for our home—the Pacific. The Pacific islands are on the front line of climate change. The islands are seeing the impacts of climate change right now.
Kia ora, Mr Assistant Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou, kia ora. Sometimes words just cannot convey the situation. All you can do is facepalm. Surely this is the definition of futility. The day after Trump is elected, National is passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill.
Kia ora, Mr Deputy Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou, kia ora. Look, ever since from the first gunpowder rockets from 13th century Song China through to the work of Robert Goddard in the 1920s through to New Zealand's own Pickering, who headed up the jet propulsion laboratory, we have come an immense long way over history.