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Starting as a charge nurse at Tokanui Hospital, Te Awamutu in 1961, rose up the ranks to Director, Department of Health in 1978 and subsequently held a number of senior roles in various parts of the New Zealand civil service.
- Registrar of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of Members of Parliament (current) 
- Chairperson, New Zealand Fire Service Commission --2011
- Commissioner, Environment Canterbury (current) 
- Member, Waitangi Tribunal 2001-2011
- Chairperson, Foundation for Research, Science and Technology from 2001 until 2007.
- Director-General of the Department of Social Welfare 
- President of the Nurses’ Association (now part of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation).
- Deputy Chairperson of the State Services Commission
- Secretary for Transport from 1988 to 1993
- Member of the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance
- Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct. Announced 4 February 2004, reported 30 March 2007, released 3 April 2007.
- Transforming the Legal Aid System. November 2009.
- Patron of the New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses
- Member Working Party on the Reorganisation of the Income Tax Act 1976
- Chair, Alternative Disputes Resolution Panel
She is also:
- Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport in New Zealand.
- Sir Peter Blake award 2011
- "The Queen's Birthday Honours List 1999 (including Niue)". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
- "The Queen's Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours List 2012". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
- "Sir Peter Blake awards: Dame Margaret Bazley". nzherald.co.nz. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 12 July 2011. "Dame Margaret Bazley"