4 Jun 2018

Dame Winnie Laban

From Queen's Birthday, 8:10 am on 4 June 2018
Dame Winnie Laban.

Dame Winnie Laban. Photo: RNZ/Denver Grenell

Former Labour MP Luamanavao Winnie Laban is New Zealand's first Samoan Dame. The Wellingtonian is one of eight new knights and dames that top this year's Queens Birthday honours. The Victoria University assistant vice chancellor has been given the award for services to education and the Pacific community, in a career spent encouraging achievement in education, sport and business.