Judge Anand Satyanand Honoured
Judge Anand Satyanand receives the insignia of a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit from Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright at an investiture ceremony at Government House Thursday.
Judge Satyanand's full citation reads: "For public services, lately as an Ombudsman. Judge Satyanand was an Ombudsman for 10 years until February 2005 and was previously a District Court Judge for 13 years.
becoming a Judge he was a practising barrister and
solicitor, employed by the Crown Solicitors’ Office in
Auckland, and a partner in a law firm. He is a Board member
of the Asia 2000 Foundation, a member of the Standing
Committee of the New Zealand Institute of International
Affairs, and a tutor for the Commonwealth Secretariat
Ombudsman Training Workshop. Judge Satyanand has served on
District Parole Boards and several Law Society committees."