September 28 - Paralympics New Zealand has today confirmed that Duane Kale (pictured) will remain Chef de Mission of its team to compete at the 2012 London Games.

He also held the role for last year's Beijing Paralympics when New Zealand finished 24th overall with 12 medals, including five gold.
He was formerly one of New Zealand's top swimmers.
At the Atlanta Paralympics in 1996 he set four world records on his way to six individual medals, including four gold - the most by a New Zealander at any one Games.
In Sydney at the 2000 Paralympics Duane served as manager of New Zealand's swimming team and was given the top job last year.
Kale said: "I'm excited about the opportunity to take the success and experience from past games to make London a greater success and better experience for New Zealand athletes."

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