New Year Honours: Dame Marilyn Waring's ground-breaking career honoured
31 Dec 2019, NZ Herald
Marilyn Waring isn't one for titles. After being elected to Parliament in 1975 - at age 23 - she asked to be referred to as "Ms Waring" in the House, only to be told it wasn't appropriate. She could be Miss or M. Waring, the Speaker's office declared. "So I became Marilyn Waring. And that's all I am," she says, having been appointed a dame companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.