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Sir Graham Henry to be awarded doctorate

Ex All Blacks coach to get honorary doctorate

CHARLEY MANN
Last updated 10:34 04/12/2012
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DOCTOR HENRY: The former All Blacks coach will be awarded an honorary doctorate.
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CHIEF CORONER: Judge Neil MacLean

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Former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry and New Zealand's first chief coroner Judge Neil MacLean will be awarded University of Canterbury (UC) honorary doctorates.

The pair, both UC alumni, will receive their doctorates at the university's summer graduation next Friday, in education and law respectively.

Sir Graham, who will deliver the graduate address, graduated from what is now UC's College of Education in 1969 with a teaching diploma in physical education and science.

He taught at Christchurch Boys' High School, Auckland Grammar School, Kelston Boys' High School and was later appointed as Kelston headmaster in 1987, until taking up rugby coaching fulltime in 1996.

He was named All Blacks coach in 2004 and was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to rugby.

Chancellor Dr John Wood said an honorary doctorate recognised outstanding contributions of alumni to their field and to society.

''There is no doubt that Sir Graham has made an outstanding contribution to education in its broadest sense through his coaching, mentoring and excellent leadership abilities.

''His lifelong dedication and commitment to education and sport coaching and his ability to foster the very best from the individuals he coached at the highest levels internationally, make him truly worthy to be the recipient of UC's inaugural honorary doctorate in education.''

Judge Neil Maclean, New Zealand's first chief coroner, graduated from the university with a law degree in 1967 and became the Christchurch Coroner in 1978.

He was appointed a judge of the district court in 1993.

As chief coroner, he has helped establish the new coronial service and done much to break the code of silence around suicide.

UC chancellor Dr John Wood said Judge Maclean has ''done much to communicate to the general public just what the role of the coroner is and made efforts to reassure the public with regard to specific issues such as the Christchurch earthquake and the sinking of the Easy Rider in Foveaux Strait.''

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