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Life Members Honours Board

Currently there are 13 life members by nominated and approved by tradition through the National Council or Executive Committee from the years of DFA operations.

Life Members:

Life member History Region
Bob & Frances Swann Founding member, DFA Council SCNO
Murray Powell Waikato Chairman, DFA Councillor - 1980 Waikato
Fiona Lady Elworthy (Widowed) Sir Peter Elworthy, Founding president DFA - 1981 SCNO
Sir Tim & Prue Lady Wallis Founding member DFA -1982 Otago
Jenny Pinney Bernard Pinney Founding member and NZDFA President - 1983 Canterbury
John & Jan Burrowes DFA President - 1983 Kaipara
Tom & Gay Williams Founding DFA member and GIB Chairman - 1990 Wairarapa
Mike & Susie Pattison DFA CEO and first GIB CEO - 1992 Central Regions
Don & Jean Gregson DFA Council and Hon Treasurer - 1999 Northland
Helen Parkes (Widowed) Norm Parkes, Founding member, DFA Council - 2004 Nelson
Clive and Elsie Jermy DFA President, GIB/DINZ Chairman - 2005 Canterbury
Jeff and Trish Pearse DFA Council, GIB/Deer Industry New Zealand Board - 2007 SCNO
Tony and Julie Pearse AgResearch, NZDFA Otago Branch, DINZ Executive - 2010 Otago
Patrick and Barbara Boyd SAP Chair, farmer/industry representative for NVSB, TB Free, P2P SCNO


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