Title honours work of Bishop Vercoe and Maori people

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RDP0552961730It is with humility that Rotorua’s Doris Vercoe is accepting her new title – Lady Doris Te Parekohe Vercoe.

From Ngaitai and Whakatohea, Mrs Vercoe told The Daily Post she decided to accept the title on behalf of the work of her late husband, Anglican Maori Arch Bishop Te Whakahuihui Vercoe and for Maori.

In March this year the Queen approved the reinstatement of titles to the first two levels of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Principal and Distinguished Companions of the Order, like Bishop Vercoe, were given the opportunity to elect to be redesignated as Knights or Dames Grand Companion, or Knights or Dames Companion of the Order.

(Daily Post: 8 Aug 09) Click here to read more

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