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Wellington Investiture 4 May 2022 PM

Nine recipients were honoured today at Government House, including Sir Robert ‘Bom’ Gillies; the last surviving member of the Māori Battalion. Sir Robert served in B company during World War 2, and has been active in representing the Battalion at official commemorations ever since.

Dr Jonathan Godfrey received an ONZM for services to disabled people, particularly blind and low vision people. He is President of the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand and Senior Lecturer in Statistics at Massey University, mentoring blind students internationally in this subject area.

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Dr Jonathan Godfrey, Dame Cindy Kiro


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