June 15, 2010: Ambassador attends Cultural Leaders Reception in his Honour
New Zealand philanthropist Denis Adam with Dr. Duane McWaine and composer Gareth Farr.
On Tuesday 15 June the Ambassador and Dr. McWaine were guests of honor at a reception given by Mr. David Carson Parker and Mr. Jeremy Commons at their home to introduce the Ambassador to leaders in the arts, cultural and philanthropy sectors. 55 guests (many from leading cultural institutions) met the Ambassador and enjoyed his entertaining remarks. He talked about his initial studies in music and his journey as a lawyer through to becoming Ambassador. He stressed the importance he places on his outreach program with students and future leaders all over New Zealand.