Posts Tagged ‘Queen’s honours’

Gardening Sister invested as member of NZ Order of Merit

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The gardening sister, Loyola Galvin may have retired but she is still gardening. The nun in her early 90s was invested by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae in a ceremony at Government House last week. She was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to gardening. For more than 15 years Read more

Prison chaplain Marie Roche honoured

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Sister Marie Roche  received a civil honour at Queen’s Birthday. She becomes a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit after nearly half a century as a nun, including 15 years as Rimutaka Prison’s Catholic chaplain. “I am very humbled by it because I look around and see all those wonderful people doing wonderful Read more