Tuesday, 16 June 2015 16:14

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Your old mate congratulates the agricultural types recently honoured in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

These include CNZM (Companion of the Order) Geoffrey Owen Poole, Wanaka, for services to the meat industry; ONZM (Officer of the Order) Anthony John Hawken, Whakatane, for services to the kiwifruit industry; Nicholas Thomas Nobilo, Auckland, for services to the wine industry; MNMZ (Member of the Order) Beverley May McConnell, QSM, Auckland, for services to horticulture; Donald Gordon McFarlane, Geraldine, for services to agriculture and the community; QSM (Queen’s Service Medal) Moo Lock Glock, Auckland, for services to the horticulture industry; Allan Graeme Derek Spratt, Te Puke, for services to agriculture. 


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