Investiture ceremonies continued this afternoon at Government House Auckland, with seven further recipients acknowledged for their outstanding service and contributions across New Zealand communities. Ms Julie Read received her insignia as a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order, for services to the state as the first woman appointed Director and Chief Executive of the Serious Fraud Office.
Mr Matahi Brightwell received his insignia as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to Waka Ama, having founded New Zealand’s first Waka Ama Club, the Mareikura Canoe Club, and serving as first president to the national body. Sincere congratulations to all of this afternoon’s recipients.
You can find more images from this afternoon's ceremony here.