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QSM For Napier Couple

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Ronald and Ngaire Rowe were “thrilled to bits” when they received a letter with the news they’d both been awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for services to the community.

The award is special enough, but the fact they’re married and are both receiving the award is even more remarkable.

“I’m not sure that there’s a whole lot of couples that get that award. It was a feeling of disbelief for the both of us. We both thought ‘this can’t be real’.” Ronald Rowe said.

“We’ve just always bounced off each other and it’s quite hard to believe the diversity of things that we’ve been involved in.”

Photo: Married couple Ngaire and Ronald Rowe have both been awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for services to the community. 

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Posted: 5 January 2019

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