It was a local MP who encouraged Alison Thomson to become a Justice of the Peace – so she did.
“Surprised” was the first reaction that came to mind when she found out she was a recipient of the Queen’s Service Medal for services to the community.
Not only does the former school principal serve as a JP in Hastings, but she was also the president of the Royal Federation of New Zealand Justices Associations from 2009 to 2011, a position she considers a personal highlight.
“I do these things but never expect to be rewarded,” she said.
Photo: The Queen’s Service Medal awarded to Alison Thomson JP, Havelock North, for services to the community. Photo / Warren Buckland
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Posted: 31 December 2018