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Scholarship Winner Completes Studies

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Scholarship Winner Completes Studies

For immediate release on 22 April 2004

Today past mayor of Hamilton, Margaret Evans graduates with a Master of Social Sciences (Public Policy) degree from the University of Waikato after receiving first class honours for her thesis Leadership and the Role of the Mayor in New Zealand.

Ms Evans is a past recipient of Local Government New Zealand’s Dame Catherine Tizard Scholarship. This scholarship was established to support women involved in local government politics and enable them to undertake tertiary research with a strategic or governance focus of value to the local government sector.

“We congratulate Margaret on the completion of her thesis, which raises some interesting points around local governance and particularly the roles of mayors in New Zealand,” says Eugene Bowen, Chief Executive, Local Government New Zealand.

Margaret Evans has 25 years experience in local government politics. In 1974 she was elected to council and became the country’s youngest councillor. Later in her career she became Hamilton’s first woman mayor.

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