Issue 10 - 1 November 2010 enews home

Former pollie and radio presenter receives Honorary Doctorate

Daryl Manzie

By Richie Hodgson

Long-serving Territory police officer, politician and radio identity, Daryl Manzie has been honoured with an Honorary Doctorate during Charles Darwin University’s recent end-of-year graduation ceremony.

A Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa, was conferred in recognition of Mr Manzie’s outstanding commitment and contribution to the advancement of the Northern Territory agenda, particularity in the areas of health, education and defence.

A Territorian for more than 40 years, Mr Manzie spent more than 15 years as a police officer and 18 years as a Territory politician in numerous portfolios.

Serving in the Territory Cabinet as Correctional Services Minister and as Northern Territory Attorney General, it was his tenure as Minister for Defence Support that gave rise to his current role as Chair of the Northern Territory’s Committee of the Defence Reserves Support Council.

His retirement from a distinguished political career six years ago by no means signaled an end to the public service and civic duty that have been the hallmarks of his career.

Currently a presenter with popular community radio station Territory FM, Mr Manzie continues to relishes the opportunity to keep his finger on the pulse of the Territory community.

A Patron of the Northern Territory Variety Club and the Northern Territory Football Association, he is a keen dragon boat racer with the Arafura Dragon Boat club.

In 2006, he paddled his way to a bronze medal in the World Championships with the Australian contingent.