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Encyclopedia > Don Hunn

Don Hunn CNZM (b. Wellington, 26 December 1934) is a senior New Zealand diplomat and civil servant. Hunn is the son of Sir Jack Hunn, a former Secretary of Defence, Maori Affairs, and Justice. December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Hunn was educated at Victoria University, and joined the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the late 1950s. During the 1960s and 1970s, he had diplomatic postings in Washington, D.C., Suva, Kuala Lumpur and Brussels, and opened New Zealand's embassy in Chile. In 1976, Hunn became New Zealand's first resident High Commissioner to the Kingdom of Tonga. Victoria University may refer to: Victoria University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh (see www. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C. in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia. ... Suva is the capital of Fiji. ... Nickname: KL Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Peace and progress) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: Country Malaysia State Federal Territory Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Mayor Ruslin Hasan Area    - City 243. ... Nickname: The Capital Of Europe, Comic City City of a 100 Museums Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 797 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989 Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area    - City 162 (Region) km²  (62. ...


In 1980, Hunn was appointed deputy high commissioner to Canberra, before returning to New Zealand in 1982 as a State Services Commissioner. In 1986, Hunn became chief commissioner, and head of New Zealand's public service, until his retirement in 1997. For other articles with similar names, see Canberra (disambiguation). ...


During his time as State Services Commissioner, Hunn was responsible for a major reorginatisation of the public service with the introduction of the State Sector Act 1988.


In his retirement, Hunn became Chairman of New Zealand on Air, and chaired numerous government reviews, including the 1999 review of the activities of the Department of Work and Income, a review of "leaky building sydrome", the review of the 1999 General Election, the review of the organisation of Defence Services in New Zealand, among many others. New Zealand on Air or the Broadcasting Commission of New Zealand is a New Zealand government entity responsible for the funding of public good broadcasting and the promotion of New Zealand culture on radio and television in New Zealand. ...


Hunn is presently a Fellow of the Victoria University School of Government, and a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Public Administration. He sits on the board of New Zealand Ballet and the IHC.


 
 

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