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Dame Margaret Sparrow named Ryman Senior New Zealander of the Year

11 Mar 2020 10:26 AM | Philip Patston (Administrator)

Congratulations to our long-standing member Dame Margaret Sparrow, who was presented with the Ryman Senior New Zealander of the Year award in February. This recognises Dr Sparrow for her decades of service to the field of sexual health and reproductive rights for men and women.

She is equally active in support of voluntary assisted dying and was out on the Petone foreshore on market day recently chatting to people and handing out information leaflets carrying the website address This is the site where voters can read the contents of the End of Life Choice Act before they vote on it at the referendum on 19 September. She wants them to be well-informed.

She is also a member of the Doctors’ Group that is part of the End of Life Choice Society and says, ”I think those of us who support end-of-life choice need in turn to have the support of a group of doctors that firmly believes in it, because there is so much opposition to it from other quarters.”

Her support is enormously appreciated.


  • 11 Mar 2020 10:56 AM | Anonymous
    Thank you Dame Margaret - we treasure your support.
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  • 11 Mar 2020 4:22 PM | Anonymous
    We need more doctors to voice their support as you have done. Thanks.
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  • 21 Mar 2020 8:50 AM | Anonymous
    Excellent - a real treasure to NZ - worked so hard over many years and some of he aims are now coming to fruition. Thank you Margaret
    Jack Havill
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  • 26 Mar 2020 1:29 PM | Anonymous
    You are a true hero in every sense of the word
    Thank You for your support
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