Kāore te kūmara e kōrero mō tōna ake reka

The kūmara doesn’t speak of it’s own sweetness

Sir Paul Reeves

Former Archbishop and Governor General of New Zealand

Tena koe Hera,

Thank you for all that you did to make our recent visit to the US such a success.
And thank you for being willing to maintain the connection with us. I think that you and Ben will help AUT greatly and help us to refine and spread our presents. We will depend on you for lots of good advice…

I will return in November and look forward to seeing you again.


Paul Reeves

Kerry Davis

Former First Secratary, New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York.

I need to tell you that Sarah is organising at this morning’s GM a studio was quite exceptional. The fact that she got a large group of New Zealanders and Bronx school children assembled in Times Square on time at 6:45 am was a task in itself.

What really impressed me however was how she manage to get Denzel Washington to outside of the studio to sign autographs and then line him up with Michael Jones, Frano Botica, Tawera Nikau and others for the Haka in front of the live studio audience. I am not sure if the Haka made the programming for the today show but it was well received…

There should be some good images that NZTE may be able to use if they haven’t already made it on Facebook and YouTube!

Thanks from us over here at the Mission for including us in this event,

Jim Mclay

Former ambassador and permanent representative, New Zealand permanent mission to the United Nations, New York

Sarah –

Congratulations on organising a great occasion. The videos and photos will last a very long time!


Jim McLay