Auckland gains two new Dames and three new Knights in the New Year honours list announced today.
Press Release – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
The New Zealand Order of Merit
The Queen has been pleased on the celebration of the New Year to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit:
To be Dames Companion of the said Order:
The Honourable Justice Judith Marjorie Potter, CBE, of Auckland. For services to the judiciary.
Ms Wendy Edith Pye, MBE, of Auckland. For services to business and education.
To be Knights Companion of the said Order:
Mr Owen George Glenn, ONZM, of Auckland. For services to philanthropy.
Mr Robert Anster Harvey, QSO, of Auckland. For services to local body affairs and the community.
Mr Paul Scott Holmes, CNZM, of Hastings. For services to broadcasting and the community.
The Honourable Justice Mark Andrew O’Regan, of Wellington. For services to the judiciary.
Mr Julian Stanley Smith, OBE, of Dunedin. For services to business.
Mr Mark Wiremu Solomon, of Christchurch. For services to Māori and business.
Mr Mark James Todd, CBE, of Swindon, United Kingdom. For services to equestrian sport.
The complete honours list is here.