The Annual Conference of the Royal Federation of NZ Justices Associations farewelled retiring Registrar, Alan Hart, on the last day of its meeting in Rotorua.
President, Denise Hutchins, gave the official “goodbye” on behalf of Justices everywhere.
Alan, as Registrar, has overseen innovation now taken as a matter of course for Justices of the Peace. The first arrangement with the Ministry of Justice, now known as the Contract for Service, was developed in his time. “From which”, he says, “flowed an immense amount of work, particularly for trainers and the Federation office staff to meet commitments. The Federation’s website was created during Alan’s office, there have been giant leaps within the education and formal study for Justices and increased funding from Government to assist activities.
President Denis Hutchins thanked Alan for his 15 years’ service and wished him well for the future.
Alan’s replacement, Tony Pugh, has taken office with the title National Manager and was on hand to meet delegates at Rotorua.