November 05, 2018
Wahine toa Miriama Evans counted among eminent public servants
The late Miriama Evans has been recognised posthumously with an inaugural medal recognising meritorious service in the Public Service.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the medal will be awarded to public servants who have provided service that has brought significant benefit or prestige to New Zealand or the Public Service, and who go above and beyond what is expected.
She says Ms Evans, who died on cancer in August, made contributions in academic, community, public service and service to her iwi.
Another posthumous award went to Scott Theobald, a Department of Conservation ranger killed in a helicopter crash last month, who received one of the new State Services Commissioner’s Commendations for Frontline Excellence.
The other inaugural New Zealand Public Service Medal winners were
– Mrs Isabel Evans, Director of Education, Ministry of Education
-Mr Kyle Kuiti, Te Au rere a te Tonga Youth Justice Residence Manager, Oranga Tamariki
– Ms Matalena Leaupepe, Director for the Government Centre for Dispute Resolution, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
– Mr Brodie Stubbs, Manager Memorials and Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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