Queen’s Service Medal For Havelock North JP Alison Thomson

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 For morCapturee on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz Posted: 31 December 2018