Sir Bob Harvey honoured at investiture ceremony

Posted by Matt Warren on Friday, May 24, 2013

Former Surf Life Saving New Zealand President Sir Bob Harvey has been honoured once again during an investiture ceremony at Government House.

Sir Bob Harvey

The devoted surf lifesaver and Karekare Surf Life Saving Club member received a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in January for his 58 years with Surf Life Saving New Zealand.

Dubbed "the first knight of lifesaving," he is the first person to receive a knighthood for lifesaving in over 100 years.

Twice a year the Governor-General holds investiture ceremonies for the people named in the New Year and Queen's Birthday honours lists.

Sir Bob attended a ceremony at Government House in Wellington yesterday.

During an in investiture ceremony, God Save the Queen is played on the piano followed by a formal greeting by the Governor-General. Citations for the honours recipients are read out and they then move up to the stage where they receive their insignia, medal or decoration from the Governor-General.

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Investiture ceremony
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