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Wellington Investiture 25 May 2023 PM

This afternoon 12 recipients further recipients were welcomed to Government House, including record-breaking Black Caps batsman Luteru Ross Taylor. Mr Taylor played 450 international cricket matches from 2006-2022, and has been active in promoting Pasifika and Māori cricket.

Janine Morrell-Gunn received an ONZM for services to children’s television and the community. She co-founded WhitebaitMedia, which has produced iconic New Zealand television including ‘The Son of a Gunn Show’ and ‘What Now’.

Kevin Watkins was recognised with a QSM for services to the community. He has built floats for the Hastings Blossom Parade and Christmas Parade since 1957, and created the Chinese Lantern Festival. Congratulations to all this afternoon’s recipients.

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Ms Janine Morrell-Gunn, Dame Cindy Kiro

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