Page 4


Wednesday January 11, 2017

inbrief news Summer Star Trek Four years into their five-year mission, the crew of the Enterprise is back for another fantastic season of Summer Star Trek for a Journey to Babel. Summer Star Trek is a live, outdoor theatrical performance of the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “Journey to Babel”. Summer Star Trek is a great chance to bring a picnic and enjoy the best of Wellington’s summer. The shows in Aro Park are January 11-14 and 18-21 at 6.30, with pre-show entertainment from 6PM. All shows are koha.

Reading carpark demolition Demolition of the Reading carpark started on January 4 after it was significantly damaged in the November 14 earthquake. Moana Mackey, from Wellington City Council’s earthquake recovery team, said there was a lot of preparation to get the site ready for the high-reach crane. Reading International, the building owner, said the demolition was due to take through to the end of March to complete to ground level.

Brett Hudson

National list MP based in Ohariu JOHNSONVILLE OFFICE Level 2, 29 Broderick Rd Mon, Wed, Fri 9am-3pm 04 478 0628 for appointments WADESTOWN CLINIC Fri 2-3pm. Le Maquis, 11 Sefton St, Wadestown Authorised by Brett Hudson, 29 Broderick Rd, Johnsonville.

New Year Honours 2016 Ma ny resident s of t he northern and western suburbs of Wellington have been recognised in the 2016 New Yea r Honou rs l ist. The New Zealand Royal Honours system thanks and congratulates people who have served their communities.  Dame Companion of The

New Zealand Order of Merit

Honourable Frances Helen Wi lde, C N Z M, QSO of Thorndon for services to the State and the community.  Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit Honourable Marion Anne Frater of Kelburn for services to the judiciary.  Member of The New Zea-

land Order of Merit

Ms Karen Lorraine Fifield of Karori for services to business and animal welfare. Miss Katherine Horan of Paparangi for services to paralympic sport. Mr Hewitt Royden Humphrey, QSM, JP of Northland for services as a broadcaster and to the community.

 Companion of The Queen’s Service Order

Mr Alastair Miles Bisley of Kelburn for services to the State.  Awarded The Queen’s Service Medal Mr William Bruce Johnston of Karori for services to Scouting and the community.

Honour for Khandallah local By Sharnahea Wilson

A local man who helped New Zealand secure the position of Rugby World Cup host in 2011 says he is honoured to be recognised for his hard work throughout his extensive career. Khandallah resident Brian Roche was appointed a Knight Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the State and business in the 2017 New Year Honours list. “It comes as a complete surprise... I was surprised and honoured at the same time.” Brian has been chief executive of New Zealand Post since 2010 and has both overseen a significant transformation of the organisation and contributed to the expansion of Kiwibank. He was head of the Bid Project Team for the 2011 Rugby

World Cup and was subsequently chair of the company which ran the tournament. “I was working on the New Zealand Rugby Union at the time and the opportunity came up.” Brian said he was “one of the few people” who believed it would be possible for New Zealand to be the host of the 2011 world cup. He played a key role in bringing stakeholders together to achieve the successful bid to host the World Cup in New Zealand. “It was a huge honour for New Zealand,” Brian said. One of the things that had the biggest impact on Brian’s career was his secondment to the Prime Minister’s Department in the late 1980s and early 1990s as it “opened up a lot of opportunities”. Brian subsequently became Chair of the WWI Centenary

Khandallah resident Brian Roche was appointed a Knight Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit. PHOTO: Supplied

Panel and contributed to the successful running of centenary events throughout New Zealand.

He was chief Crown negotiator on Treaty of Waitangi settlements in the 1990s and is recognised as having been a major contributor to the successful outcome of the Ngai Tahu settlement, which laid the framework for subsequent Treaty negotiations. The local man was also the inaugural Chair of the Auckland Regional Transport and the first Chair of the New Zealand Transport Authority when it was established in 2008. Among his many achievements and positions, Brian has been an Independent Chair of Hurricanes Rugby since 2013 and currently Chairs Antarctica New Zealand, Tait Electronics, and the Wellington Gateway Project. With retirement nearing, Brian said he was now looking forward to spending more time with his wife and family.

Independent Herald 11-01-17  

Independent Herald 11-01-17