For the final investiture this week, 10 New Zealand Royal Honours recipients were welcomed to Government House. Karl Chitham received an ONZM for services to the arts, particularly Māori arts. He has been a curator in universities, museums and galleries, and is currently Director of The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt.
Dr Huhana Smith was recognised for services to the environment, leading the largest Māori-led research project into climate change. As co-chair of Horizons Climate Action, she works to address the impact of climate change in the Manawatū. Richard Lemon received a QSM for services to the agricultural and pastoral industry. Mr Lemon has been heavily involved with the Ashburton and Canterbury A&P Associations, and led the Canterbury A&P show through its 150th anniversary year.
You can find more images via the following link: Wellington Investitures 22 September 2023 PM