Rev. Richard Gray from Waiuku honoured
Nominations for this award are made by any member of St John to the Grand Council, who among other considerations, feel the recipient has shown and aspired to be an ambassador for promoting and encouraging humanitarian and charitable work, aiding those in sickness, suffering and in danger, whilst showing compassion and empathy to one and all. Queen Elizabeth 11, our Sovereign Head, confirms all appointments to the order, as she in her absolute discretion, shall see fit.
Richard began his long association with St John in Pukekohe as a cadet and is a previous chair of the Invercargill Area Committee. In 2013, Richard received his 12 year service medal of the Order of St John. This is the only medal still issued that retains the image of Queen Victoria facing to the right. The service medal is awarded for efficient service after 12 years and is accorded a place in the New Zealand Order of Wear: Orders,Decorations and Medals. Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post