RETENTION OF THE TITLE "THE HONOURABLE"Prime Minister
His Excellency The Governor-General has advised that Her Majesty The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the retention of the title "The Honourable" by:
Rodney Gerald GALLEN
on his retirement as permanent Judge of the High Court of New Zealand on 14 December 1999.
Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of November 1999.
Jenny Shipley, PRIME MINISTER
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Judges of the High Court are eligible to be recommended to The Queen for retention of the title "The Honourable" for life on relinquishing, or
retirement from Office.
Rodney Gerald GALLEN Mr Gallen has had a distinguished career at the Bar and as a Judge. He was
appointed to the High Court in 1999 and at the time of his recent retirement was the senior Puisne Judge. Prior to his appointment to the Bench he was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1975 and served as President of the Hawke's Bay Law Society. He was Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the Abbotsford Landslide and of the Committee of Inquiry into Oakley Hospital. He has played a prominent role in many community organisations including the Presbyterian Church's Joint Committee between the General Assembly and the Mäori Synod, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Havelock North High School, and Chairman of Hillsbrook Children?s Home. He has a profound knowledge of Mäori language and custom. He retires as a permanent judge of the High Court on 14 December 1999.