Michael John Powles
| High Commissioner |
of New Zealand
|Preceded by||David Keith McDowell|
|Succeeded by||Lindsay Johnstone Watt|
| Ambassador |
of New Zealand
|Preceded by||Richard Nottage|
|Succeeded by||Gordon Parkinson|
| Ambassador |
of New Zealand
|Preceded by||Lindsay Johnstone Watt|
|Succeeded by||Christopher Elder|
| Permanent Representative |
of New Zealand
to United Nations Headquarters
|Preceded by||Colin Keating|
|Succeeded by||Don MacKay|
|Born||24 July 1939|
|Spouse(s)||Dale Croucher, d. of Donald and Rachael Croucher, 1964: separated|
|Children||one son, two daughters|
|Mother||Eileen (née Nicholls)|
|Education||Wanganui Collegiate School|
|Alma mater||1962. Master of Laws, Vict Univ.|
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