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Queens's Honours Awarded
Published: 03 Jan 2017 - - Author: Newsroom

31st Dec 2016

Former Mayor Receives Queens Honour

Congrats to Annette Main in being named an Officer of the said Order (ONZM) in the 2017 New Year Honours list.

It recognises her services to local government after serving two terms as Mayor of Whanganui from 2010 until standing down from re-election in 2016, as well as 12 years as a councillor on the Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Council before being elected mayor.

CONGRATS also to MAURICE TAKARANGI who has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (NZOM) in the Queen's New Year's honours.

Maurice Takarangi has been recognised for his services to Maori, in particular for his years of negotiating treaty claims .

CONGRATS also goes out to ERIC WEIR on being awarded the Queen's Service Medal for services to the community.

His contribution to Hospice Whanganui through the creation of a stock trading scheme in 2005, known today as the Farming Friends of Hospice Wanganui Charitable Trust has already donated over half a million dollars and with over 250 properties now involved, the funding will be ongoing and significant.

Well done Eric.

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