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Paul Molineaux

Rt Hon Helen Clark
Prime Minister of New Zealand

17 February 2006
Media Statement

Paul Molineaux

Prime Minister Helen Clark today paid tribute to Paul Molineaux, a former Director of Security, who passed away on Thursday in Christchurch aged 85 years.

“Paul Molineaux was Director of Security from 1976 to 1983. He oversaw a period of expansion in the Service.

“Before becoming Director of Security, he worked as a lawyer, served as a Magistrate and District Court Judge, and for a period as Chief Justice in Western Samoa. Following his term as Director of Security, he served as Privacy Commissioner for ten years.

“Paul Molineaux enjoyed a fine career in the law and in public service. My condolences are extended to his family at this sad time,” Helen Clark said.

Mr Molineaux was awarded a CMG in the 1983 Queen’s Birthday honours list.

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