Govt honour for Louise Nicholas
Rape survivors' advocate Louise Nicholas has been honoured this morning for services towards the prevention of sexual violence.
She was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit at Government House after being named on the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Ms Nicholas became a household name after claiming she was raped as a teenager by four policemen.
The officers were acquitted at trial but the case led to a shake-up of how police handle sexual violence complaints.
Ms Nicholas credits her father-in-law Lin, who was there to support her today, for her decision to go public with her story.