Honorary Member of the Order of New Zealand

Order of New Zealand
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Badge of the Order of New Zealand
Awarded by Sovereign of New Zealand
TypeOrder
EligibilityCitizens of New Zealand
Awarded forOutstanding service to the Crown and people of New Zealand in a civil or military capacity
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignQueen Elizabeth II
GradesMember (ONZ)
Statistics
First induction6 February 1987
Last induction30 December 2017
Total inductees42 Ordinary members
18 Additional members
2 Honorary members
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of Merit
Next (lower)New Zealand Order of Merit
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Ribbon of the Order of New Zealand

The Order of New Zealand is the highest honour in New Zealand's royal honours system, created "to recognise outstanding service to the Crown and people of New Zealand in a civil or military capacity". It was instituted by royal warrant of 6 February 1987. The order is modelled on the British Order of Merit and Order of the Companions of Honour.[1]

Composition[]

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. 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 is for citizens of nations of which the Sovereign is not head of state.[1] Members are entitled to the post-nominal letters "ONZ".

Appointments to the order are made by royal warrant under the monarch's sign manual on the prime minister’s advice. The order is administered by a Secretary and Registrar, (the Clerk of the Executive Council).

Insignia[]

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.

Current members[]

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 95
2 New Zealand Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ONZ CH DBE AC Opera singer 17 June 1995 75
3 New Zealand Sir Miles Warren ONZ KBE Architect 17 June 1995 89–90
4 New Zealand Jim Bolger ONZ Former Prime Minister of New Zealand 31 December 1997 84
5 New Zealand Ken Douglas ONZ Trade union leader 31 December 1998 83
6 New Zealand Mike Moore ONZ Former Prime Minister of New Zealand 31 December 1999 70
7 New Zealand Cardinal Tom Williams ONZ CStJ Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Wellington 5 June 2000 89
8 New Zealand Jonathan Hunt ONZ Former Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives 31 December 2004 80
9 New Zealand Sir Lloyd Geering ONZ GNZM CBE Theologian 30 December 2006 101
10 New Zealand Sir Kenneth Keith ONZ KBE QC Judge of International Court of Justice 4 June 2007 81
11 United Kingdom New Zealand Sir Don McKinnon ONZ GCVO Former Commonwealth Secretary-General 31 December 2007 80
12 New Zealand Sir Murray Halberg ONZ MBE Olympic runner 2 June 2008 86
13 New Zealand Helen Clark ONZ SSI Former Prime Minister of New Zealand 31 December 2009 69
14 New Zealand Sir Bob Charles ONZ KNZM CBE Golfer 31 December 2010 83
15 Samoa New Zealand Albert Wendt ONZ CNZM Writer 3 June 2013 79
16 New Zealand Sir Ron Carter ONZ KNZM Business 2 June 2014 84
17 New Zealand Sir Peter Gluckman ONZ KNZM Science 1 June 2015 69–70
18 New Zealand Richard Hugh McCaw ONZ Rugby union 31 December 2015 38
19 New Zealand Joy Cowley ONZ DCNZM OBE Writer 30 December 2017 82
20 Vacant
Additional members
1 Australia Michael Duffy ONZ Former Attorney-General of Australia 6 February 1990 81
2 New Zealand Dame Catherine Tizard ONZ GCMG GCVO DBE QSO DStJ Former Governor-General of New Zealand 3 June 2002 88
3 New Zealand Sir Brian Lochore ONZ OBE Rugby union 6 February 2007 78
4 New Zealand Christian Karlson Stead ONZ CBE Writer 6 February 2007 86
5 Royal Standard of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.svg The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GCVO ONZ GBE AK QSO PC Consort to the Monarch of New Zealand 4 June 2012 98
6 New Zealand Dame Margaret Bazley ONZ DNZM Distinguished New Zealand public servant 4 June 2012 81
7 New Zealand Sir Peter Jackson ONZ KNZM Film director 4 June 2012 57
8 New Zealand Dame Malvina Major ONZ GNZM DBE Opera singer 4 June 2012 76
Honorary members
1 Guyana Sir Shridath Ramphal OE GCMG OM AC QC Former Commonwealth Secretary-General 6 February 1990 90

Deceased members[]

Country Name Date of appointment Date of death Known for
Ordinary members
1[n 1] New Zealand Sir Arnold Nordmeyer 6 February 1987 2 February 1989 Minister of Finance
2 New Zealand Clarence Edward Beeby 6 February 1987 10 March 1998 Educationalist
3 New Zealand Dame Te Atairangikaahu 6 February 1987 15 August 2006 Māori Queen (Kīngitanga)
4 New Zealand Sir Edmund Hillary 6 February 1987 11 January 2008 First official ascent of Mount Everest with Tenzing Norgay in 1953
5 New Zealand Sonja Davies 6 February 1987 12 June 2005 Trade union leader and politician
6 New Zealand Jim Knox 6 February 1988 1 December 1991 Trade union leader
7 New Zealand Frederick Turnovsky 6 February 1988 12 December 1994 Manufacturer and arts leader
8 New Zealand Richard Matthews[4] 6 February 1988 19 February 1995 Microbiologist
9 New Zealand Douglas Lilburn 6 February 1988 6 June 2001 Composer
10 New Zealand June, Lady Blundell 6 February 1988[5] 31 October 2012 Viceregal consort of New Zealand
11 New Zealand Manuhuia Bennett 6 February 1989 20 December 2001 Anglican bishop
12 New Zealand Henry Lang 6 February 1989 17 April 1997 Economist
13 New Zealand Dame Whina Cooper 15 June 1991 26 March 1994 Māori leader
14 New Zealand John Somerville 15 June 1991 5 October 1999 Presbyterian leader
15 New Zealand Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan 6 February 1993 20 July 2011 Politician
16 New Zealand Margaret Mahy 6 February 1993 23 July 2012 Children's author
17 New Zealand Sir Thaddeus McCarthy 6 February 1994 11 April 2001 President of the Court of Appeal
18 New Zealand Sir Roy McKenzie 17 June 1995 1 September 2007 Philanthropist
19 New Zealand Sir James Fletcher 2 June 1997 29 August 2007 Industrialist
20 New Zealand Ivan Lichter 2 June 1997 15 June 2009 Surgeon
21 New Zealand Cliff Whiting 31 December 1998 16 July 2017 Artist
22 New Zealand Alan MacDiarmid 31 December 2001 7 February 2007 Chemist, Nobel laureate
23 New Zealand David Lange 2 June 2003 13 August 2005 Prime Minister
24 New Zealand Dame Doreen Blumhardt 30 December 2006 17 October 2009 Ceramicist
25 New Zealand Ralph Hotere 31 December 2011 24 February 2013 Artist
Additional members
1 New Zealand Sir Guy Powles 6 February 1990 24 October 1994 Public servant and diplomat
2 New Zealand Allen Curnow 6 February 1990 23 September 2001 Poet
3 Royal Standard of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.svg United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 6 February 1990 30 March 2002
4 New Zealand Janet Frame 6 February 1990 29 January 2004 Author
5 New Zealand Arthur Lydiard 6 February 1990 11 December 2004 Athletics coach
6 New Zealand Dame Ann Ballin 3 June 2002 2 September 2003 Psychologist
7 New Zealand The Lord Cooke of Thorndon 3 June 2002 30 August 2006 Jurist
8 New Zealand Sir Hugh Kawharu 3 June 2002 19 September 2006 Māori leader
9 New Zealand Sir Paul Reeves 6 February 2007 14 August 2011 Anglican bishop and governor-general
10 New Zealand Sir Owen Woodhouse 6 February 2007 15 April 2014 Jurist
Honorary members
1 New Zealand United States William Hayward Pickering 2 June 2003 15 March 2004 Rocket scientist

Notes[]

  1. ^ The number shown is the individual's place in the wider order of appointment since the Order of New Zealand's inception.

References[]

  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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