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Investitures at Government House Auckland

Issue date: 
Tuesday, 28 August 2012

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Opera singer Dame Malvina Major, fashion designer Dame Pieter Stewart, Māori leader Dame June Mariu, former Deputy Prime Minister Hon Sir Michael Cullen, business leaders Anne and David Norman, former Justice Minister Hon Simon Power and former All Blacks’ assistant coach Wayne Smith are among almost 40 people whose diverse achievements will be celebrated at investiture ceremonies at Government House in Auckland this week.

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae, will host three ceremonies at Government House Auckland on Wednesday 29 August (10am and 2.30pm) and Thursday 30 August (10am).

Dame Malvina will be invested as a member of New Zealand’s highest honour, the Order of New Zealand, while Dame Pieter Stewart, Dame June Mariu and Sir Michael Cullen will be invested as Dames or Knights Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.  Mr and Mrs Norman and Mr Smith will be invested as Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit while Mr Power will be invested as a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order (full list below).

Media wanting to attend must contact Public Affairs Manager, Antony Paltridge, on 021 470583  by 9am on the day of the ceremony.  Media are reminded that a reasonable standard of dress is expected at Government House.

Wednesday 29 August 10am

  • Dame Mabel June Hinekahukura Mariu, DNZM for services to Māori and the community
  • Neville Crichton, CNZM for services to yachting and business
  • Professor Christine Winterbourn, CNZM for services to science
  • Hon Simon Power, QSO for services as a Member of Parliament
  • Leon Blanchet, ONZM for services to athletics
  • Thomas Gerrard, ONZM for services to education
  • Colonel Hugh Trengrove, MNZM for services to forensic science
  • Stephanie Martin, MBE for services to children and families
  • Judith Eirene Finn, QSM for services to the community
  • Edward Matchitt, QSM for services to Māori
  • Nancy Merriman, QSM for services to the community
  • Kuan Cheong Yap, QSM for services to the community
  • Squadron Leader Aaron Douglas Benton, DSD for services to the NZDF
     

Wednesday 29 August 2.30pm

  • Hon Sir Michael Cullen, KNZM for services to the State
  • Anne Norman, CNZM for services to business
  • David Norman, CNZM for services to business
  • Wayne Smith, CNZM for services to rugby
  • Emeritus Professor Peter Bergquist, ONZM for services to science
  • Brian Hight, ONZM for services to agricultural publishing
  • John Pule, ONZM for services as an author, poet and painter
  • John Thomas, MNZM for services to surf life saving
  • Dr Robert Morrison, MNZM for services to medicine and the community
  • Lenh Phong Chin, QSM for services to the Chinese community
  • Sister Marie Fitzpatrick, QSM for services to the community
  • Dr Adriana Gunder, QSM for services to the community
  • Davinder Singh Rahal, QSM for services to the Indian community
  • Tavale Tanuvasa, QSM for services to education
     

Thursday 30 August 10am

  • Dame Malvina Major, ONZ for services to New Zealand
  • Dame Pieter Stewart, DNZM for services to fashion and the community
  • Professor Peter Skegg, CNZM for services to medical law
  • Richard Guy, ONZM for services to rugby
  • Robert Stanic, ONZM for services to the community
  • John Gibson, MNZM for services to engineering and the community
  • Dr James Judson, MNZM for services to intensive care medicine 
  • Ruahine Albert, QSM for services to Māori and the community
  • Professor Glyn Harper, QSM for services to historical research
  • Hemi Hema, QSM for services to the deaf
  • Ariana Simpson, QSM for services to Māori and the community
  • Mujeeb Syed, QSM for services to the Muslim community
Last updated: 
Tuesday, 28 August 2012

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