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Wellington Investitures September 20th 2022 PM

Chief Justice, the Rt Hon Dame Helen Winkelmann, presided over investitures this afternoon as the Administrator of the Government. Dame Helen welcomed nine recipients to Government House, including Lorraine Scanlon, who is chair of the National Council of Victim Support. In over 20 years with the organisation, Mrs Scanlon has supported people affected by many major events including the recent flooding in Westport and the 15th of March terrorist attack.
Dr Ian Hawes received the New Zealand Antarctic Medal for services to Antarctic science and conservation. Dr Hawes specialises in biodiversity and ecosystem function of inland and costal waters, and has 107 publications on Antarctic ecosystems. Congratulations to all this afternoon’s recipients.

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Mrs Jenny Gordon, Dame Helen Winkelmann

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