New Zealand Consulate-General Hong Kong

Breakfast with Dame Malvina Major - reserve the date: 7:30 am Wednesday 16 May 2012 at the Hong Kong Club

Dame Malvina Major

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A household name in New Zealand, Dame Malvina continues to live in New Zealand while maintaining an active international singing career.

Her services to opera and the community were acknowledged in 1991 with a DBE (Dame of the British Empire). In the same year she was the New Zealander of the Year. In 1992 she was named New Zealand Entertainer of the Year. In 1998 she was awarded the Benny, The Variety Club of New Zealand's highest lifetime achievement award.

In the 2008 she was awarded New Year Honours with the title, Principal Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (PCNZM) - the highest rank in the New Zealand Order of Merit - which was changed to that of Grande Dame of the New Zealand Order of Merit (GNZM).

She has received Honorary Doctorates from both Waikato and Massey Universities. Dame Malvina currently holds a teaching position as a Senior Fellow in Music at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

For three years, Dame Malvina was Chairperson of the Diana, Princess of Wales Trust, which has now wound up with all funds having been distributed to charities within New Zealand.

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