Six And a Song with Governor General Dame Cindy Kiro

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 3:55PM
(Photo / Getty Images)
(Photo / Getty Images)

Six And a Song with Governor General Dame Cindy Kiro

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 3:55PM

Dame Cindy Kiro has held a myriad of prestigious roles in health, research and social services over her career including Chief Executive of the Royal Society Te Aparangi, Children’s Commissioner, Head of the School of Public Health at Massey University, and Pro-Vince Chancellor of the University of Auckland.  

She was sworn in as New Zealand's Governor-General on October 21 becoming the first Maori woman to hold the office.  

Among her many accolades she was appointed a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to child wellbeing and education, which was elevated to Dame Grand Companion in preparation for becoming Governor General.  

Dame Cindy was Simon Barnett and James Daniels' guest for this week’s Six and a Song.  

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