Sir Michael And Lady Hardie Boys Receive QSOs
Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that retiring
Governor-General Sir Michael Hardie Boys and Lady Hardie
Boys have been appointed to the Queen’s Service Order in
recognition of their services during the last five years.
The announcement was made at the state farewell for Sir
Michael at Parliament.
Helen Clark presented the insignia
of a Companion of The Queen’s Service Order for Community
Service (QSO) to Lady Hardie Boys, and the insignia of a
Companion of the Order for Public Services (QSO) to Sir
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