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Minister congratulates Pacific honours recipients

Minister congratulates Pacific recipients of Queens Birthday honours

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga welcomes the addition of 9 Pacific recipients in the 2014 Queens Birthday Honours list.

“This is the highest number of Pacific people honoured in any single honours list.”

The Queen’s Birthday Honours lists are published to recognise the achievements and service of people across New Zealand.

Included in the 2014 list are the following people of Pacific heritage:

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Ms Barbara Ala’alatoa – for services to education

Mrs Maliaga Toloaki Erick – for services to the Pacific community and health

Mr Edwin Kohlhase – for services to softball

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Dr Lesieli Tongati’o – for services to education and the Pacific community

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Miss Piripo Elisaia – for services to the Pacific Community

Mrs Fereni Ete – for services to the Pacific community and education

Corinne Hansell – for services to education

Mrs Lealofisa Setefano – for services to education and the Pacific Community

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Ms Aufaga Faimai Tuimaunga - for services to the Pacific community and education

“I am delighted these recipients of the Pacific community have been recognised for all their hard work in the health, education, community and the sports sector,” says Mr Lotu-Iiga.

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