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Judge Anand Satyanand Honoured

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.

"Before 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."

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