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Dame Valerie Adams: Appointment is Official

The New Zealand Herald reports this week that Valerie Adams has been officially appointed as a Dame.

She was appointed a Dame of the New Zealand Order of Merit by Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House in Auckland today.

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Dame Valerie is an Olympic gold medalist, world champion and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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