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Wellington Investiture 10 December PM

This afternoon, Dame Cindy welcomed 11 further recipients to Government House for their investiture ceremony. They included former Mayor of Masterton, Bob Francis, who was honoured for his extensive contributions to the Wairarapa District, including his role as Chair of national wildlife centre Pūkaha Mount Bruce and the co-founding of the Wairarapa Development Group.

Also recognised was Mrs Taualoa Lalopua Sanele, who was a driving force in the campaign to amend the Employment Relations Act, in order to protect the jobs and working conditions for cleaners.

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Dame Cindy and Mr Bob Francis, of Masterton, CNZM for services to the community and conservation
Mrs Taualoa Lalopua Sanele, of Wellington, QSM for services to the union movement and Samoan community

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