Congratulations Extended To Te Papa Chief Executive

  • Marie Hasler
Cultural Affairs

Hon Marie Hasler, the Minister of Cultural Affairs, extends her warmest congratulations to Cheryll Sotheran, Chief Executive of the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, on receiving the 1999 North and South New Zealander of the Year Award.

"This award is a reflection of the hard work and commitment Ms Sotheran has brought to her role as chief executive of our national museum," Ms Hasler said.

"Through her special leadership Ms Sotheran has made Te Papa a national and international success. Her professionalism and skill has ensured Te Papa is a place of knowledge and enjoyment for many thousands of people.

"The award also confirms the significance Te Papa has for all New Zealanders.

"Congratulations to Ms Sotheran for an honour well-deserved," Ms Hasler said.