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Governor-General to visit Dunedin

Issue date: 
Friday, 4 September 2009

An investiture ceremony and visits to schools and community organisations will see Governor-General, Hon Sir Anand Satyanand and Lady Satyanand, visit Dunedin next week for a three day visit.

The visit will begin on Tuesday (8 September) with an investiture ceremony at Larnach Castle where 21 people will be invested with New Zealand honours.  Some of those being invested include Otago University educationalist Professor Terry Crooks, Knox College Master Bruce Aitken, Otago broadcaster Neil Collins, Christchurch Deputy Mayor Norm Withers and Christchurch's Wizard.  (full list is attached)

Tuesday 8 September 2009:
10.30am  Investiture ceremony, Larnach Castle. 
(Media wanting to attend must register with Public Affairs Manager, Antony Paltridge on 021 470 583 by 5pm on Monday 7 September)
 
2.30pm:  Redesignation ceremony for Dame Lois Muir, Dunedin Club,
33 Melville St, Dunedin.
(Media wanting to attend must register with Public Affairs Manager, Antony Paltridge on 021 470 583 by 5pm on Monday 7 September)

Wednesday 9 September 2009:
10.45am  Visit to Strath Taieri School, Swansea St, Middlemarch.
(Media welcome)

12.20pm: Visit to Middlemarch Community Centre for luncheon hosted by Rural Women New Zealand and Royal New Zealand Plunket Society.
(Media welcome for opening speeches and presentations)

Thursday 10 September 2009:
10am: Official opening of the refurbished Manaaki Block, Otago Polytechnic, Forth St, Dunedin. (Media welcome)

2.30pm Launch of the Habitat for Humanity's ReStore facility, Cnr Vogel and Gordon streets. (Media welcome)

3.30pm Visit to a Habitat for Humanity housing project, 126 Ashmore St, Dunedin (Media welcome)

Investiture ceremony recipients:

  • Professor Alison Stewart, Lincoln, CNZM for services to biology, in particular plant pathology
  • Bruce Aitken, Dunedin, QSO for services to education and music.
  • Neil Collins, Dunedin, ONZM, for services to broadcasting, local body affairs and the community
  • Jefferie Tippen, Christchurch, ONZM for services to tourism.
  • Norma Campbell, Christchurch, MNZM for services to women's health, in particular midwifery.
  • Belinda Charteris, Christchurch, MNZM for services to netball.
  • Professor Terry Crooks, Dunedin, MNZM for services to education.
  • Emeritus Professor David Elms, Christchurch, MNZM for services to civil engineering.
  • Dr Francis Farry, Queenstown, MNZM for services to rural medicine.
  • Lester Flockton, Dunedin, MNZM, for services to education and pipe bands.
  • John Gilks, Wanaka, for services to business and the community
  • Dr Cheung-Tak Hung, Dunedin, MNZM for services to philanthropy and the Chinese community
  • Rosalie Sampson, Karamea, MNZM for services to conservation and the community.
  • Norm Withers, Christchurch, MNZM for services to sport and the community.
  • The Wizard of New Zealand, Christchurch, QSM for services to the community
  • John Clayton, Ikamatua, QSM for services to local body affairs and the community
  • Elisabeth Cunningham, Dunedin, QSM for services to the community
  • Leslie Johnston, Tuatapere, QSM for services to the community.
  • Peter McMillan, Christchurch, QSM for services to the community.
  • Shirley Rudkin, Christchurch, QSM for services to the community.
  • Richard Stark, Gore, QSM for services to the community

 

Contacts: Antony Paltridge, Government House on 04-382-0827 or 021 470 583

Last updated: 
Friday, 4 September 2009

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