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No. 67 (July 1969)
– 21 –

Human Rights Year

When Her Excellency Lady Porritt opened the Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Pan Pacific South East Asian Women's Association at Christchurch on 21 February, she appealed to the Association to support the declaration made by a group of women in Wellington. She described the declaration as something worthy of women's effort for a way of life so needed in the world today.

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We believe in New Zealand, in her ability to play a constructive part in world affairs. We believe the women of New Zealand can inspire and influence the whole life of the nation.

We are concerned at today's cynicism, the confusing of right with wrong, the undisciplined permissiveness which disregards established values, betrays our young people and undermines the quality of our national life.

We women of all ages, from every sphere, realize our responsibility for maintaining standards of integrity. We recognize the need to speak out courageously for what is right.

E Whakapono ana mātou ki a Niu Tīreni, ki tōna kaha ki te ngaki tōtika i roto i ngā take nunui o te ao. E whakapono ana mātou ki ngā wāhine o Niu Tīreni ka taea e rātou te rangaranga o nga wāhi katoa o te ora o te iwi.

E āwangawanga ana mātou mō ngā hahani o tēnei rā, mō te hanuminga i te tika me te hē, mō te āe hātepe e whakanoa nei i ngā wāriu tūturu, e tuku nei i ā tātou taitamariki, ā, e huke nei i te mauri o tā tātou noho-ā-iwi.

Ko mātou wāhine o ngā tātai katoa, o ngā wāhi katoa, e mōhio ana ki te pīkaunga kei a mātou hei pupuri i ngā tauira o te toitū tangata. E whakaae ana mātou kia māia anō te kōrero mō ngā mea tika.

THEREFORE
WE PLEDGE OURSELVES

To live the discipline we expect of our families;

To create the home-life that cherishes and inspires; and

To do our part to help build a society where truth and right prevail.

NĀ REIRA
KA ŌATI MĀTOU

Ki te noho i te tauira e manako nei mātou i ō mātou whānau;

Ki te hanga i te ora-ā-kāinga ko te aroha nei ko te wana tōna mauri; ā,

Ki te tautoko i te hanga o tētahi rōpū ko te pono me te tika ia te mana.