On 30 September 2023, the Manukau Branch held a 130 Suffrage Celebration Brunch at St David's Anglican Church in Manukau. It was attended by the Human Rights Commissioner, Pacific Womens Watch and students from Strathallen and McCauley Colleges as well as other interested parties. The NCW Board was represented by Betty Ofe-Grant, and members of the Auckland Branch also attended which was much appreciated.
|(l-r) Christine Knock and Judi Goldworthy|
Although four women were scheduled to be awarded for their services to the community, one of them was unable to attend. Councillor Christine Fletcher whose awards/background include 1993—New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal, 1998—Mayor of Auckland City and 2002 Companion of the Queens Service Order, was our gracious guest speaker and was greatly appreciated by all.
Christine Knock MNZM, Asia-Pacific Regional Council (APRC) Secretary, received the NCWNZ National Life Member Award from NCWNZ Manukau Branch President at this event for services to NCW New Zealand at Branch, National and International Council of Women levels.