St John members honoured at Dunedin ceremony

The National Investiture Ceremony in Dunedin. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
The National Investiture Ceremony in Dunedin. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH

A Commander is among the 35 St John members who received honours at an Investiture Ceremony, held at the Order of St Paul’s Cathedral in Dunedin today.

John Edward Sunckell, from Leeston, was invested as a Commander of the Order of St John.

The honours are sanctioned by The Queen, Sovereign Head of the Most Venerable Order of St John and presented by the Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy.

St John has its own honours system, equivalent to the New Zealand Honours system.

It confers Membership of the Order on individuals who have acted conspicuously in carrying out its mission in New Zealand - to prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance the health and well-being of people of all races and creeds.

Members may be promoted to a higher grade dependent on their ongoing contribution. Factors used to determine admission or promotion include dedicated service, the quality of contribution, successful leadership, and the potential for future leadership or administration.

Citations:
Commander of the Order: John Edward Sunckell, Leeston. Officer of the Order: Roy Edwin Horwell, Bluff; Rodney James Love, Amberley; Andrea Jayne McLay, Christchurch; Lance Thomas Scott, South Canterbury; Karen Susan Sunckell, Leeston. Member of the Order: Deborah Joan Allfrey, Christchurch; Chu May Chan, Christchurch; Karyn Jane Coker, Christchurch; Winton Reginald Dalley, Waikari; Wyma Elizabeth Glassey, Bluff; Anne-Marie Hamilton, Riverton; Avan Hector Hammersley, Christchurch; Carol Marie Harding, Kurow; Rodger William Hilliker, Temuka; Johanna Lee Hodgkinson, Leithfield; Kevin John William Howley, Rangiora; Brett Alan James, Dunedin; Norma Josephine Lane, Auckland; Brendan Douglas McInnes, Christchurch; Ross Gilmore Meder, Darfield; Daniel Edvin Ohs, Rolleston; Robert Grant Palmer, Diamond Harbour; Marie Yvonne Paulsen, Waimauku; Carol Ann Price, Rangiora; Abbie Marie Provis, Hokitika; Andrew Sanderson, Paihia; Todd Malcolm Skilton, Wellington; Rochelle Maree Spencer, Ashburton; Nicola Anne Third, Dunedin; Jacquelyn Elizabeth Thorne, Paeroa; Lynda Mary Walter, Darfield; Craig Warwick Watts, Auckland; Carl Geoffrey Wilson, Christchurch; Shane Warren Wilson, Christchurch.

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