The Hon Sir Stephen Kós received his KNZM this morning at Government House. Sir Stephen was recognised for his contributions to the judiciary and legal education, having served as a judge in the High Court, Court of Appeal and as of last year, the Supreme Court. Former All Black captain Andy Leslie received an ONZM for services to sport and the community. Mr Leslie has been President of the New Zealand Rugby Union and is a Life Trustee of the Halberg Trust. He also represented New Zealand in softball and water polo.
Rod Graham received a QSM for services to the community. In Ōtaki, he helped establish bilingual education at St Peter Channel kura, and also was a founding member of the Ōtaki Pottery Club. He now chairs the Cobwebs Community Trust, an organisation helping people in hardship. Congratulations to all this morning’s recipients.
You can find more photos from this morning's investiture ceremony via the the following link: Wellington Investitures 21 September 2023 AM