On top of his game

Terry O’Neill, of Oamaru, receives his Queen’s Service Medal for services to sports journalism from Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Wellington yesterday.

Mr O’Neill has worked in print media for 49 years with the Oamaru Mail and the Otago Daily Times and has been a broadcaster since 1977.

He was a North Otago first-class rugby representative.

He has followed the North Otago representative team around New Zealand to provide commentary for more than 29 years.

He has broadcast more than 370 games of secondary school and first-class Heartland rugby. 

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