Musician Dave Dupin, former Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fife, public health expert Professor Michael Baker and Professor Shawn Hendy, Covid-19 model designer, are among the names on the New Year’s honor roll.
Two individuals have received the highest honor, the New Zealand Medal – Honorary Professor Sir Mason Dorey for his transformative approach to Maori health, and Distinguished Professor Dam Ann Salmond for her work on intercultural exchanges and environmental issues.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern congratulated the list of recipients and commended their work during a difficult year.
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“Last year was one that few of us could have imagined. Despite all the things we have experienced, the contributions and accomplishments of the people honored today remind us of the astonishing kiwis among us.”
Ardern said Dorey and Salmond were named after their tremendous contributions to the country.
Professors Ann Salmond and Mason Dorey are rightly known for their tremendous contributions to New Zealand in many fields, including science and social sciences through Maori education and health.
“The country is richer for their contributions,” she said.
Dubin joined former Member of Parliament and Speaker of the House of Representatives David Carter, former TV presenter Ian Taylor, and one of the founding directors of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo Māori (Institute for Excellence in Maori Language) Professor Bo Tamara to become cavalry companions.
“Dave Dupin is responsible for some of our most popular anthems in Kiwi and has been part of the music industry for five decades,” Ardern said. Pieces of Heaven Singer.
The chief scientific advisor to the Prime Minister, Professor Juliet Gerrard, and Professor Cynthia Kiro who led the development of the official Te Rio Maori policy at the University of Auckland were named companions of the lady.
Susan Sniffy has been named Honorary Lady’s Companion for her work as Chair of the New Zealand chapter at Transparency International since 2011.
“Juliette Gerrard is rightly known for the role she played in putting science first and centering or in our decision-making, including during COVID-19. Cindy Kiro has made a great contribution to ensuring the well-being of our country’s children, and Susan Sniffle is a tireless worker in ensuring the transparency of both public sectors. And your “.
Fyfe and Chetwin have been named companions to the New Zealand Order of Merit – Fyfe for its services to business and tourism, and Chetwin for consumer rights. They were joined by former cricketer Hockley, for her work in the sport.
Two of the most prominent names during the Covid-19 pandemic – Hendy and Baker – have been honored for their efforts, becoming members of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Other notable additions to the list of members of the New Zealand Order of Merit Cocksedge for her contributions to rugby are Professor Bronwyn Hayward, Director of Sustainable Development and the Civic Imagination Research Group at the University of Canterbury.
Burton Shipley, husband of former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley, was awarded the title of Officer for his work in the Basketball Department, and Associate Professor James Tully has also been named for his accomplishments in the press.
Thirteen Pacific leaders were included in the New Year’s honor, representing a range of sectors including health, education, society, arts, sports, media and the public sector.
“These Pacific beneficiaries have all demonstrated leadership, dedication and perseverance in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, and each has made a real difference to the communities they worked with,” said Minister of the Pacific People, Obito William Sew.
Afamasaga Vaafusuaga Telesia McDonald Alipia’s participation in early childhood education in the Pacific was celebrated with the title of Officer, while Senior Reverend Tomama Feli, a staunch advocate of Samoa and the wider Pacific community on the South Island, has been named a member.
“This is just a glimpse of the important contributions that all of the beneficiaries from the Pacific have made and highlights the huge role they have played in supporting our communities in the Pacific,” said Seo.
Ardern said the standout theme on this year’s list is that while the work of those honored has improved life in New Zealand, the job continues.
The New Zealand Royal Honors System is used to thank and congratulate people for their community service and to recognize achievements. There were 154 recipients in 2021, including athletes, environmental activists, scientists, medical professionals, judges and educators.