Don with both former National PMs – Jenny and Jim.
Former Party General Manager Steven Joyce and his wife Suzanne.
Former President John Slater with Peter and Marget Gresham.
MC Jim Hopkins and John ‘billboard’ Ansell
The Canterbury/Westland crew. Was great to see Ruth Richardson there!
Southerners and friends.
The dinner was a wonderful three course meal. However the media (who don’t pay) only had cheese and crackers at their table. They were less than happy with this, while I found it hilarious 🙂
The birthday cake. It had images of all the leaders on it – Hamilton, Holland, Holyoake, Marshall, Muldoon, McLay, Bolger, Shipley, English and Brash.
The cake being cut by the President and the Leader along with the Young Nationals President (Michael Mabbett) and one of the foundation members from 1936.
The 13 Leaders and President in attendance. From left to right we have John Collinge, Lindsay Tisch, John Slater, Sue Wood, Sir George Chapman, Judy Kirk, Jim Bolger, Bill English, Don Brash, Michelle Boag, Jim McLay, Jenny Shipley and Geoff Thompson.
Some gatecrasher with the lovely Miss Philippa Allen.
Myself, Philippa, Je Lan Brash and Nick. Nick is definitely too tall for this photo 🙂