Over a period of nearly fifteen years, a Whanganui group of volunteers have been the mainstay of the development of what has become popularly known as WOW or Whanganui Opera Week. Through their and work and fund raising they have underpinned the work of the New Zealand Opera School formed in 1994 and now in its 26th Year.  

The work they have done has been greatly appreciated by the administration of the School. Each member of the WOW committee who have done so much over the years and wished to step down from the committee have, at an evening function in the Red Lion Inn, been honoured as Ambassadors of the New Zealand Opera School.  We presented them with a lapel badge indicating Ambassador of the New Zealand Opera School. 

Certain privileges have been awarded to Ambassadors who are: 

Beverley Kirkwood

Dougal McIntosh

Pat Cunniffe

Ian Kirk

Pauline Calverley

Jaquie McGowan