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Christchurch Investitures 8 November 2022 PM

For the final investiture in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Dame Cindy recognised seven further outstanding New Zealanders. Among them was Farid Ahmed, a survivor of the 2019 terrorist attacks who has since travelled nationally and internationally speaking about love, forgiveness and tolerance.

Mairehe Tankersley, received an MNZM for her instrumental work in service to supporting prisoners’ welfare, and for providing tikanga Māori and cultural competency across education groups and social services. Kate Leebody received a QSM for her contributions to netball in Southland, and for services to her community. Warm congratulations to all of today’s recipients.

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Ms Mairehe Tankersley, Dame Cindy Kiro

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