Newspaper Article 1986 – Dick kept order in the House

Dick kept order in the House

My word, the Governor had to watch his P’s and Q’s and parliamentary language when he faced up to Waipukurau Rotarians amongst whose ranks is former Speak of the House of Representatives, Sir Richard Harrison.

As the Governor forged into his dissertation on Rotary affairs Dick’s presence ensured that there was no unruly interjections from the floor and that best traditions of the House would be maintained.  But the former Mr Speaker made certain by his presence that the Governor stuck to the point and didn’t exceed his time allocation.

Dick, gentleman that he is, didn’t even mention the fact that the Governor had failed to recognise his presence in a recently published Newsletter list of distinguished former Parliamentarians who are very much involved in Rotary activities in our District.

He is chairman of Waipukurau club’s International Committee this year and on the night of the Governor’s visit had a special meeting afterwards to stir his fellows into action.

Dick has accepted an appointment of President of N.A.S.D. and, with wife Margaret, has just returned from a conference in Sweden which included a side-trip to France to get some expert pointers on soem (some) new vines he plans to introduce to the Central Hawke Bay.

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