E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e rau rangatira mā
Tēnei te mihi ki a koutou i runga i te kaupapa o te rā
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
City Councillors, Community Board representatives, the QEII Park team, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
Cr David East has described the history of QEII and Cr Glenn Livingstone has talked about the process that has led to the development of the new QEII at this place. I have been left with the task of describing the features that make up Taiora: QEII Recreation and Sport Centre.