Who received Queen's Birthday Honours?

20:47, Jun 01 2014

Engineering supremo Sir Ron Carter has joined New Zealand's most elite club, courtesy of the Queen's Birthday honours.

Carter has been made a member of the Order of New Zealand, the country's highest honour, which recognises outstanding service to the country and its people.

It is limited to 20 living members and with Carter's addition there are currently 17.

Carter, who was knighted for his service to engineering in 1998, is recognised in today's honours for his contribution to infrastructure planning, governance, business and education.

His name is synonymous with Beca, a company which was tiny when he joined in 1959, but which became a major engineering force, with its involvement in projects such as the Tiwai Pt aluminium smelter, the Tasman Pulp and Paper Mill and Sky Tower.

He has served on the royal commission inquiring into Christchurch earthquakes, chaired the committee for Auckland which laid the groundwork for the Auckland Council, and created a consortium in Auckland that helped position iwi as significant investors.


Today's honours include three new dames and four knights.

Two of the dames are judges. Justice Susan Glazebrook, who serves on the Supreme Court bench and has served on many international human rights and law bodies, is honoured for her services to the judiciary.

Justice Lowell Goddard, best known for chairing the Independent Police Conduct Authority from 2007-2012, is recognised for services to the law. She has been a High Court judge since 1995 and is believed to be the first person of Maori descent appointed to its bench.

The other dame is Film Commission chairwoman Patsy Reddy, who is also deputy chairwoman of the New Zealand Transport Agency and chief Crown negotiator for Treaty settlements in the Bay of Plenty. Her award is for services to the arts and business.

Knighthoods have gone to helicopter pilot Richard Hayes, businessman and sports administrator Graeme Avery, education leader John Hood and manufacturer Robert Stewart. Hayes, from Te Anau, is one of the country's best known helicopter pilots, and is honoured with a knighthood for services to search and rescue and the community.

Avery's award recognises his services to business and sport. He has been involved with athletics for more than 40 years - and with exports for more than 50 years through his former medical publishing business Adis International and his wine business, Sileni Estates.

Hood is knighted for his services to tertiary education. The University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor from 1999 to 2004, he strengthened research across the institution during his time in charge and set up a new business school. He is president and chief executive of the Robertson Foundation in New York.

Stewart, the founder of Skope Industries which manufactures low energy commercial refrigerators that are exported around the world, is recognised for his services to manufacturing and the community. He has chaired the Health Research Council since 2002 and is well known for his philanthropic deeds in Canterbury.

Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in today's list include one of the world's leading researchers in immunology, Graham Le Gros, former Security Intelligence Service head Warren Tucker, former police commissioner Peter Marshall, Maori language specialist Huirangi Waikerepuru, and Paul White, the first paediatric radiologist in New Zealand, linked to Starship children's hospital.

Recently retired broadcaster Geoff Robinson and All Blacks manager Darren Shand and new Families Commission board member Haami Piripi feature in the Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) list.

Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) include basketballer Dillon Boucher, author Betty Gilderdale, softball player and coach Eddie Kohlhase, lawn bowls rep Jo Edwards and policeman Gary Lendrum.

Rape Prevention Education executive director Kim McGregor, former Ambassador to the United States Roy Ferguson and former Education Review Office chief Graham Stoop are among those awarded the Queen's Service Order. 


Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Jennifer Margery Black, chair of the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board, for services to health.

Donald Murray Douglas Cleverley, first independent director of the Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust, for services to business and the community.

Joanna Edwards, successful lawn bowls athlete, for services to lawn bowls.

Colleen Marshall, former head of music at Nelson College for Girls, for services to arts.

Waihaere Mason, former principal of Nelson Intermediate School, for services to Maori.

David William Meates, chief executive of the Canterbuty District Health Board, for services to health.

Helen Henrietta Pope, the first woman to serve on the committee of a harness racing club, for services to harness racing.

Dr Surinder Kumar Tandon, a senior scientist at AgResearch, for services to the community and textile science.

Ian Russell Tucker, who has been involved with Search and Rescue for 47 years, for services to Search and Rescue.

The Queen's Service Order

Dr Graham Charles Stoop, ex-principal of Burnside HS, for services to education.

The Queen's Service Medal (QSM)

Douglas Terence Archbold, an ex-sheep and beef farmer from near Cheviot, for services to farming and the community.

Ronald Garth Ballantyne, former principal of Twizel Area School and Hurunui College, for services to education.

Ann Elizabeth Barsby, founder of the Southern Heritage Trust, for services to heritage protection.

Mark Andrew Benjamin for services to people with disabilities, including the 2012 report Enabling Good Lives.

Alistair George Boyce, recently retired deputy principal at Queen Charlotte College, for services to education.

Ian Charles Cameron, former registrar of the Blenheim District Court, for services to the community.

Weng Kei Chen, former president of the New Zealand Federation of Ethnic Councils, for services to ethnic communities.

John Oliver Coffey, the longest serving sports journalist at The Press when he left in 2007, for services to sports journalism and history.

Margaret Jane Coughlan, who served seven terms as a Timaru District councillor, for services to the community.

Brenda Joyce Donovan, who has served the Bluff Seafarers' Centre since 1963, for services to seafarers.

Colleen Margaret Freitas, president of Hokitika Grey Power since 2010, for services to senior citizens and the community.

John Robert Lloyd Harwood, who has served the Nelson A & P society for over 25 years, for services to the community.

Donald Gordon Heslop, member of the Ellesmere Camera Club since 1978, for services to community and photography.

Ruth Miriama Jones, who has worked in the disability sector for the past 20 years, for services to people with disabilities.

Alan Andrew Key, who represented Southern Recreational Fishers for 25 years, for services to recreational fishing.

Peter Boyd McPherson, who was a Clutha District councillor from 1995 until 2010, for services to the community.

John David Orchard, head teacher for the Marlborough Heritage Education Unit, for services to heritage preservation.

Patrick James (Jim) Sullivan, who fronted Radio New Zealand's Morning Report in the late 1970s, for services to broadcasting.

Colin Leslie Weatherall, a Dunedin City councillor for 15 years.

Mavis White, a member of the Buller Hockey Association for 50 years, for services to hockey and the community.

Paul Derbidge White, helped develop the Canty Mountain Radio Service, for services to mountain safety and pipe bands.

Noreen Carol Wright, nurse manager at Archer Memorial Home from 1990 to 2004, for services to senior citizens.

The New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration (DSD)

Captain Dominic Gareth Crosby Wylie, for services to the NZ Defence Force during the New Zealand contingent deployment to Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in 2013.

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