Christchurch Conservationist Di Lucas recognised in New Year’s honours – Charlie Gates, The Press


Di Lucas in the Port Hills above Christchurch city.

Growing up on a high country station in Otago, Di Lucas learnt about conservation early. The rugged landscape of Bendigo Station, with its tussocks, abandoned gold mines and mountains, inspired a calling that has now been recognised with a┬áNew Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the New Year’s honours.

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