This morning, the Administrator of the Government Dame Susan Glazebrook welcomed nine outstanding New Zealanders for their investiture at Government House. Among them were four recipients who were recognised for their contributions to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community. Hai Nguyen received an MNZM for services to refugees and the Vietnamese community. He was among the first Vietnamese refugees who came to Aotearoa after the fall of Saigon, and has since worked to help other refugees in New Zealand. Karel Witten-Hannah received a QSM for his contributions to the community, which include involvement with Surf Life Saving, St John, Civil Defence and the Rural Fire Brigade.
You can find more images from this morning's ceremony here.