Queen honours locals

Alistair Mason


Six members of the Mahurangi community were recognised for their services to Maori, midwifery, the fire service and the community in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

The recipients were Reverend John Marsden, Susan Wynyard, Sally Wilson, Gary Aitken, Christine Bygrave and Alistair Mason. Rev. Marsden QSO JP received the Companion of the NZ Order of Merit for his services to Māori and the community, while Warkworth Birthing Centre founders, Mrs Wynyard and Mrs Wilson, were made Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Queens Service Medals were awarded to Mr Aitken JP for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community, Mrs Bygrave, of Mangawhai, for services to the community, and Mr Mason for philanthropy and services to the community.

For a fuller account of each recipient’s award, read more


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