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Christchurch Investiture 7 July 2022 AM

Christchurch investiture ceremonies continued this morning at the Town Hall, with seven further recipients honoured for their outstanding work across New Zealand. Professor John Simpson received his insignia for services to art education – serving as the head of the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts for more than 30 years, and driving a modernisation of the school's courses and teaching. Ms Laura Thompson also received her insignia as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her work as a sighted pilot for Para-cyclists – a competing career that included 10 world championship and five Paralympic medals.

Professor John Simpson, ONZM, of Christchurch, for services to art education

You can find more images from the ceremony here.

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