Topic: Queen's Birthday Honours

Dr Sharples made Knight Companion of The NZ Order of Merit

updated By Tepara Koti
Dr Sharples made Knight Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit - Photo / file

The Queen's Birthday Honours List has been officially announced with Dr Pita Sharples being made Knight Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit for his services as a Member of Parliament, and to Māori.

For their contribution and services to Māori, the Honours List includes (in order):

KNZM - Dr The Honourable Pita Russell Sharples, CBE, for services as a Member of Parliament and to Māori

CNZM - Dr Lionel John Wood, QSO, for services to tertiary education and Māori

ONZM - Mr Edward Weller Ellison, for services to Māori and conservation

ONZM - Professor Elizabeth Ann McKinley, for services to education and Māori

ONZM - Mr Te Wahapu Rapana, for services to Māori

ONZM - Mrs Denise Sheat, for services to Māori and education

MNZM - Mr Henri Jacques Burkhardt, for services to Māori

MNZM - Mr Mauriora Kingi, JP, for services to Māori

MNZM - Mr Nigel Ngahiwi, for services to the blind and Māori

MNZM - Mr Manahi Paewai, for services to Māori

MNZM - Mrs Nora Tawhi Rameka, for services to Māori and education

MNZM - Mr Allen Wihongi, for services to Māori, the arts and education

MNZM - Mr Tawhirimatea Te Auripo Rewita Williams, for services to Māori and education

QSM - Mrs Judith Merenako Billens, for services to Māori

QSM - Mrs Paku Jane Brown, for services to Māori

QSM - Ms Harima Thelma Renei Fraser, for services to veterans and Māori

QSM - Mr Ronald Boyd Hudson, for services to Māori

QSM - Mrs Ethel Taihaere Macpherson, for services to Māori and education

QSM - Mr Minarapa Mitai-Ngatai, for services to Māori and the community 

QSM - Mr Stewart Tuari John James Panapa, for services to Māori and education

QSM - Mrs Mere Neehi Pirikahu, for services to Māori

QSM - Mr Herewini Selwyn Tarawa, for services to Māori

QSM - Mr Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata, for services to Māori

Te Kāea has profiles of some of today's recipients later today on Māori Television at 5:30pm with live subtitles.

NB:
KNZM = Knight Companion of The New Order of Merit
CNZM = Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit
ONZM = Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit
MNZM = Member of The New Zealand Order of Merit
QSM = The Queen's Service Medal