Order of New Zealand

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Order of New Zealand
Onz.jpg
Badge of the Order of New Zealand
Awarded by Royal Standard of New Zealand.svg Queen of New Zealand
Country  New Zealand
Awarded for Outstanding service to the Crown and people of New Zealand in a civil or military capacity
Post-nominals ONZ
Statistics
Established 6 February 1987
Last awarded 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Merit
Next (lower) New Zealand Order of Merit
Order of New Zealand ribbon.png
Ribbon of the Order of New Zealand

The Order of New Zealand is the highest honour in New Zealand's honours system, created "to recognise outstanding service to the Crown and people of New Zealand in a civil or military capacity". It was instituted on 6 February 1987.

The order comprises the Sovereign and Ordinary, Additional and Honorary members. The ordinary membership is limited to 20 living members, and at any time there may be fewer than 20. The additional members may be appointed to commemorate important royal, state or national occasions, and such appointments were made in 1990 for the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi, in 2002 for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, in 2007 for the 20th anniversary of the institution of the Order, and in 2012 for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Honorary membership includes citizens of nations of which the Queen is not Head of State.[1]

Members are entitled to the post-nominal letters "ONZ". The insignia is made up of an oval medallion of the Arms of New Zealand in gold and coloured enamel, worn on a white and ochre ribbon around the neck for men or a bow for women on their left shoulder. The order is modelled on the British Order of Merit and the Order of the Companions of Honour.[1]

Current members[edit]

Member Number Name Known for Date of appointment Age
Ordinary Members
1 New Zealand Dame Miriam Dell ONZ DBE JP Women's welfare 6 February 1993 89
2 New Zealand Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ONZ DBE AC Opera singer 17 June 1995 70
3 New Zealand Sir Miles Warren ONZ KBE Architect 17 June 1995 84
4 New Zealand The Rt. Hon. Jim Bolger ONZ Former Prime Minister of New Zealand 31 December 1997 79
5 New Zealand Ken Douglas ONZ Trade union leader 31 December 1998 79
6 New Zealand Dr Cliff Whiting ONZ Māori artist, heritage advocate and teacher 31 December 1998 78
7 New Zealand The Rt. Hon. Mike Moore ONZ Former Prime Minister of New Zealand 31 December 1999 65
8 New Zealand H.E. Cardinal Tom Williams ONZ CStJ Catholic Archbishop of Wellington 5 June 2000 84
9 New Zealand The Rt. Hon. Jonathan Hunt ONZ Former Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives 31 December 2004 75
10 New Zealand Prof. Sir Lloyd Geering ONZ GNZM CBE Theologian 30 December 2006 96
11 New Zealand The Rt. Hon. Sir Kenneth Keith ONZ KBE QC Judge of International Court of Justice 4 June 2007 76
12 United Kingdom New Zealand The Rt. Hon. Sir Don McKinnon ONZ GCVO Former Commonwealth Secretary-General 31 December 2007 75
13 New Zealand Sir Murray Halberg ONZ  MBE Olympic runner 2 June 2008 81
14 New Zealand The Rt. Hon. Helen Clark ONZ SSI Former Prime Minister of New Zealand 31 December 2009 64
15 New Zealand Sir Bob Charles ONZ KNZM CBE Golfer 31 December 2010 78
16 Samoa New Zealand Emeritus Prof. Albert Wendt ONZ CNZM Writer 3 June 2013 74
17 New Zealand Sir Ron Carter ONZ KNZM Business 2 June 2014 78
18 Vacant
19 Vacant
20 Vacant
Additional Members
1 Australia Hon. Michael Duffy ONZ Former Attorney-General of Australia 6 February 1990 76
2 New Zealand Hon. Dame Catherine Tizard ONZ GCMG GCVO DBE QSO DStJ Former Governor-General of New Zealand 3 June 2002 83
3 New Zealand Sir Brian Lochore ONZ  OBE Sportsman 6 February 2007 74
4 New Zealand Prof. Christian Karlson Stead ONZ CBE Writer 6 February 2007 82
5 Duke of Edinburgh Standard.svg HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM  GBE AC QSO PC Consort to the Monarch of New Zealand 4 June 2012 93
6 New Zealand Dame Margaret Bazley ONZ DNZM Distinguished New Zealand public servant 4 June 2012 75
7 New Zealand Sir Peter Jackson ONZ KNZM Film director 4 June 2012 52
8 New Zealand Dame Malvina Major ONZ GNZM DBE Opera singer 4 June 2012 71
Honorary Members
1 Guyana Hon. Sir Shridath Ramphal  OE GCMG OM AC QC Former Commonwealth Secretary-General 6 February 1990 86
  • Officers:
    • Secretary and Registrar: Michael L. C. Webster.[2][3]

Deceased members[edit]

(name followed by date of appointment and date of death)

Countries[n 1] Name Date of appointment Date of death
Ordinary Members
1.[n 2] New Zealand The Rev. The Hon. Sir Arnold Nordmeyer 6 February 1987 2 February 1989
2. New Zealand Clarence Edward Beeby 6 February 1987 10 March 1998
3. New Zealand Dame Te Atairangikaahu 6 February 1987 15 August 2006
4. New Zealand Sir Edmund Hillary 6 February 1987 11 January 2008
5. New Zealand Sonja Davies 6 February 1987 12 June 2005
6. New Zealand Jim Knox 6 February 1988 1 December 1991
7. New Zealand Frederick Turnovsky 6 February 1988 12 December 1994
8. New Zealand Prof. Richard Matthews[4] 6 February 1988 19 February 1995
9. New Zealand Douglas Lilburn 6 February 1988 6 June 2001
10. New Zealand June, Lady Blundell 6 February 1988[5] 31 October 2012
11. New Zealand Rt Rev. Manuhuia Bennett 6 February 1989 20 December 2001
12. New Zealand Henry Lang 6 February 1989 17 April 1997
13. New Zealand Dame Whina Cooper 15 June 1991 26 March 1994
14. New Zealand Very Rev. John Somerville 15 June 1991 5 October 1999
15. New Zealand Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan 6 February 1993 20 July 2011
16. New Zealand Margaret Mahy 6 February 1993 23 July 2012
17. New Zealand The Rt. Hon. Sir Thaddeus McCarthy 6 February 1994 11 April 2001
18. New Zealand Sir Roy McKenzie 17 June 1995 1 September 2007
19. New Zealand Sir James Fletcher 2 June 1997 29 August 2007
20. New Zealand Ivan Lichter 2 June 1997 15 June 2009
21. New Zealand Prof. Alan MacDiarmid 31 December 2001 7 February 2007
22. New Zealand The Rt. Hon. David Lange 2 June 2003 13 August 2005
23. New Zealand Dame Doreen Blumhardt 30 December 2006 17 October 2009
24. New Zealand Ralph Hotere 31 December 2011 24 February 2013
Additional Members
1. New Zealand Sir Guy Powles 6 February 1990 24 October 1994
2. New Zealand Prof. Allen Curnow 6 February 1990 23 September 2001
3. Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Standard.svg HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 6 February 1990 30 March 2002
4. New Zealand Janet Frame 6 February 1990 29 January 2004
5. New Zealand Arthur Lydiard 6 February 1990 11 December 2004
6. New Zealand Dame Ann Ballin 3 June 2002 2 September 2003
7. New Zealand The Lord Cooke of Thorndon 3 June 2002 30 August 2006
8. New Zealand Sir Hugh Kawharu 3 June 2002 19 September 2006
9. New Zealand The Rt. Rev. The Rt. Hon. Sir Paul Reeves 6 February 2007 14 August 2011
10 New Zealand The Rt. Hon. Sir Owen Woodhouse 6 February 2007 15 April 2014
Honorary Members
1. New Zealand United States William Hayward Pickering 2 June 2003 15 March 2004

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Flags denote country of origin and country or countries of later residence, respectively.
  2. ^ The number shown is the individual's place in the wider order of appointment since the Order of New Zealand's inception.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Order of New Zealand". Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  2. ^ Appointed 18 March 2014 to the office of Secretary and Registrar of The Queen's Service Order, The Order of New Zealand, and The New Zealand Order of Merit, during Her Majesty's pleasure, in place of Rebecca Lucy Kitteridge, CVO
  3. ^ The Queen's Service Order / The Order of New Zealand / The New Zealand Order of Merit (28 April 2014) 44 New Zealand Gazette 1263 at 1287.
  4. ^ "Richard Matthews". New Zealand Microbiological Society. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "ONZ Biographical Notes". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 

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