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Margaret Shields

1955 - 1959

 

Margaret was a former Cabinet minister and member of the Labour party. She represented the electorate of Kapiti from 1981 to 1990.  She received the Insignia of a Distinguished Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in 2009 and was a a founding member of the Pauatahanui Inlet Community Trust. Margaret held offices in the UN Development Fund for Women, the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, the National Council of Women and the Federation of Graduate Women.
  For her services to local government and women, Margaret received the Insignia of a Distinguished Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in April of 2008. She is a strong advocate for the rights of women, and has held offices in the UN Development Fund for Women, the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, the National Council of Women and the Federation of Graduate Women.  Margaret died 2013