Official ceremonies this week for honours listers

First of Gisborne people acknowledged in the New Year 2016 New Zealand Honours List walked the Government House red carpet yesterday.

First of Gisborne people acknowledged in the New Year 2016 New Zealand Honours List walked the Government House red carpet yesterday.

LETTERS: Iris Thomas received her QSM award yesterday at a special investiture ceremony at Goverment House. Ceremonies are being held all week to acknowledge 118 New Zealanders honoured in the New Year 2016 New Zealand Royal Honours List. Pictures supplied
Doug Callahan, Sir Jerry Mateparae
Alan Mackintosh, Sir Jerry Mateparae

DOUG Callahan QSM, Alan Mackintosh QSM and Iris Thomas, QSM . . . it’s official this week.

The first half of six Gisborne people acknowledged in the New Year 2016 New Zealand Honours List walked the red carpet at Government House yesterday to formally receive the three letters after their name.

It was a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to mingle with dignitaries and others from around New Zealand who received a New Years honour at investiture ceremonies at Government House in Wellington.

Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae, have more than 120 hands to shake from all over New Zealand as ordinary New Zealanders step up to the podium at Government House to be recognised for their contributions to the country and their communities.

Mr Callahan was honoured for his services to trampolining after 42 years of commitment to Gisborne Trampoline Club.

Mr Mackintosh’s QSM is for his services to the community, including chairman of the Gisborne Concert Band for 22 years as well as a number of other sporting and community groups.

Services to sport and the community

Mrs Thomas, a former Gisborne woman, received a QSM for her services to sport and the community, after organising some of Tauranga’s most successful fundraising events.

Toti Tuhaka will receive his QSM at Government House today for services to veterans and the community.

Tomorrow it is Archbishop William Brown Turei’s turn. He will receive The New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to the Anglican Church.

Tolaga Bay woman Mary-Anne Crawford, who was recognised with a QSM for her services to the community, has had her investiture ceremony deferred until later in the year.

DOUG Callahan QSM, Alan Mackintosh QSM and Iris Thomas, QSM . . . it’s official this week.

The first half of six Gisborne people acknowledged in the New Year 2016 New Zealand Honours List walked the red carpet at Government House yesterday to formally receive the three letters after their name.

It was a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to mingle with dignitaries and others from around New Zealand who received a New Years honour at investiture ceremonies at Government House in Wellington.

Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae, have more than 120 hands to shake from all over New Zealand as ordinary New Zealanders step up to the podium at Government House to be recognised for their contributions to the country and their communities.

Mr Callahan was honoured for his services to trampolining after 42 years of commitment to Gisborne Trampoline Club.

Mr Mackintosh’s QSM is for his services to the community, including chairman of the Gisborne Concert Band for 22 years as well as a number of other sporting and community groups.

Services to sport and the community

Mrs Thomas, a former Gisborne woman, received a QSM for her services to sport and the community, after organising some of Tauranga’s most successful fundraising events.

Toti Tuhaka will receive his QSM at Government House today for services to veterans and the community.

Tomorrow it is Archbishop William Brown Turei’s turn. He will receive The New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to the Anglican Church.

Tolaga Bay woman Mary-Anne Crawford, who was recognised with a QSM for her services to the community, has had her investiture ceremony deferred until later in the year.

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