Mayor congratulates Sir Bob Parker
Mayor Lianne Dalziel congratulates Sir Bob
ParkerMayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel has
extended her congratulations to Sir Bob Parker, saying that
his New Year Honour will be well-received by the city as a
"Sir Bob's performance after the first
earthquake in particular, something we were not really
prepared for, will always stand out in my mind as going
beyond the call of duty.
"His authoritative voice
offering reliable information, delivered in such a
reassuring manner at our time of need, is what people will
"That’s precisely what people
needed at the time and he delivered all of that and more,"
Mayor Dalziel said.
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8/3: International Women’s Day Celebrated Around New Zealand
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“While women have made enormous progress in the last few decades, violence against women continues unabated and many women and girls suffer from discrimination and disadvantage around the world. More>>