Theresa Gattung, Joan Withers, Peter Beck among King's Birthday Honours 2024 list

The list of King's Birthday and Coronation Honours recipients for 2024 has been released, the second since King Charles III became Britain's monarch following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

The 2024 list is the first to use the honours of the KSO and KSM titles, renamed after the passing of Queen Elizabeth. Previously, they had been known as the Queen's Service Order and the Queen's Service Medal (QSO and QSM).

Among those getting the top accolades are Theresa Gattung and Joan Withers who have been given DNZM honours.

Founder and CEO of Rocket Lab Peter Beck has been awarded a KNZM honour for services to the aerospace industry.

Here is the full list of King's Birthday and Coronation Honours 2024:

The New Zealand Order of Merit 


To be Dames Companion of the said Order: 

Ms Theresa Elizabeth Gattung, CNZM 

For services to women, governance and philanthropy 

Ms Theresa Gattung is an award-winning business leader who has continued to build on her focus of supporting women to lead and achieve, while holding a range of both commercial and charitable governance roles. 

In 2021 Ms Gattung co-founded the Gattung Foundation to support causes across education, communities, animal welfare, and reducing inequality and poverty and also funded the Chair of Women in Entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland Business School. 

Theresa Gattung
Theresa Gattung. Photo credit: Warner Bros Discovery

She was the driving force behind the establishment of Coralus (formerly SheEO) in New Zealand, a global community of women financing, supporting and celebrating female innovators. In five years as New Zealand Lead, more than 25 female-led ventures were funded, and she raised $1.3 million to form the basis of a perpetual fund for interest-free loans for female entrepreneurs. She chaired Wellington SPCA from 2011 to 2017 and was a Director on the RNZSPCA Board from 2016 to 2018. 

She was appointed Chair of AIA New Zealand in 2018, and chaired AIA Australia from 2010 to 2021. She chairs Global Women and education content provider Telco Technology Services as well as Tend, which launched in 2020 to provide an end-to-end online and in person healthcare experience for New Zealanders. Ms Gattung is a member of the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women and on the Global Board of World Pulse. 


  • New Zealand Business Hall of Fame, 2023 
  • RNZSPCA Hall of Fame, 2019 
  • Westpac Women of Influence, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018 
  • NEXT Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017 
  • Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, New Year 2015 

Mrs Joan Withers  

For services to business, governance and women 

Mrs Joan Withers is one of New Zealand's leading governance experts and a champion for women in business, with more than 20 years' experience in the media industry and numerous governance roles in significant New Zealand businesses.  

Mrs Withers held senior roles in both newspaper and radio and was the Chief Executive of Fairfax New Zealand and The Radio Network of New Zealand. She has been a Director and Chairperson of numerous private and state sector companies. These have included chairing The Warehouse Group since 2016, Chair of Mighty River Power (later Mercury), Auckland International Airport and TVNZ. 

She is a former Director of Meridian Energy and Counties Manukau District Health Board. She is currently Director of Sky Network TV, ANZ New Zealand and Origin Energy. She was a foundation member of Global Women and the 25 Percent Group, which worked to achieve diversity of thought at senior management level and in New Zealand boardrooms. 

She co-founded OnBeingBold, which convenes an annual event empowering women leaders, with a similar event provided freely to Year 13 girls. She is a Trustee of the Louise Perkins Foundation and previously of Royal New Zealand Ballet and Counties Manukau Pacific Trust. She chaired the Steering Group of Grow Our Own Workforce from 2009 until recently. Mrs Withers is the author of A Girl's Guide to Business (1998) and A Woman's Place (2017). 


  • Women of Influence, Supreme Award, 2015 
  • Deloitte Management Awards, Chairperson of the Year, 2015 


To be Knights Companion of the said Order: 

Mr Peter Joseph Beck  

For services to the aerospace industry, business and education 

Mr Peter Beck has been founder and CEO of Rocket Lab since 2006, which designs, builds and launches advanced rockets and satellites, pioneering an industry previously non-existent in New Zealand. 

Mr Beck has led Rocket Lab to become a highly successful, award-winning business, engaged with STEM education, and as a widely connected and recognised leader within global aerospace.

Peter Beck
Peter Beck. Photo credit: Newshub

Rocket Lab's Ātea 1 became the first rocket in the Southern Hemisphere to reach space in 2009. Rocket Lab employs 1800 people globally, with 750 New Zealand employees, and is the most prolific commercial launch provider behind only SpaceX, launching 46 missions to space including NASA’s 2022 lunar CAPSTONE mission, and more than 160 satellites to orbit as of April 2024.

These satellites have enabled scientific and climate monitoring for NASA, national security for international governments, school and university research, and commercial innovations. The Electron rocket, first launched in 2017, achieved several world-firsts including materials used, and allows frequent launch at a dramatically reduced cost to other commercially available dedicated launch options. He has been pivotal in growing New Zealand’s $1.69 billion space industry, which as of 2019 supported around 12,000 jobs nationally, both directly and indirectly. Mr Beck was the driving force behind a Technology Safeguards Agreement between New Zealand and the United States, enabling the use and secure management of sensitive US space launch and satellite technology in New Zealand. 

Professor Peter John Hunter, MNZM 

For services to medical science 

Professor Peter Hunter is a world-leading pioneer in bioengineering research and innovation, particularly the computer modelling of human organs, and has served on numerous international scientific organisations in high executive offices.

Professor Hunter established and has led the Physiome Project, an international collaborative project to measure and mathematically model all aspects of physiology in the human body. He established the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in 2001 and has been director since inception, overseeing its growth into a key clinical and medtech partner in New Zealand.

He chaired the Physiome and Bioengineering commission of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) from 1998 to 2008 and was Vice President of IUPS on two occasions, most recently from 2017 to 2021. He chaired the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering from 2015 to 2018 and the Executive Committee of the World Council of Biomechanics from 2018 to 2022.

He is currently President of the Virtual Physiological Human Institute. Nationally he has been a member of AgResearch's Science Advisory Panel and chaired the Royal Society of New Zealand's panel reviewing the New Zealand Research System in 2014/2015. He has held numerous national and international appointments and advisory board roles. Professor Hunter led a successful bid for a new Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence in New Zealand and was its founding director from 2015 to 2017

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, New Year 2010 


To be Companions of the said Order: 

Mr Vincent Alexandra Ashworth  

For services to agriculture 

Mr Vincent Ashworth has contributed to agriculture in New Zealand and internationally since 1970. 

As a Senior Agriculturalist with the World Bank, Mr Ashworth led missions to help farmers with food production in more than 30 developing countries. Notably, he did major work to improve farming practices for countries with harsh environments for agriculture, including Afghanistan, Yemen and Ethiopia.

Recognising the lack of support for farmers on best practice farming, he established Ashworth and Associates in 1960, a farm management consultancy practice, the first of its kind in New Zealand. He led international work through the consultancy to Afghanistan and Western Samoa. Following his consultancy success, he launched the New Zealand Society of Farm Management in 1969, serving as inaugural President, with thousands of farmers benefitting from research findings to improve their practices.

He is a published author of six books since 2009 and has been recognised with two medals from Lincoln University for his contributions to agricultural consultancy and the university’s cultural heritage. He was a member of Save the Children New Zealand Overseas Projects Committee from 1978 to 1988, serving as Chair for three years. Mr Ashworth is a Life Member of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management and the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural Science.

Mrs Arihia Darryl Bennett, MNZM 

For services to Māori, governance and the community 

Mrs Arihia Bennett (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi) was the first woman and the longest serving Chief Executive Officer of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu from 2012 to 2024.

Under Mrs Bennett’s leadership, Ngāi Tahu worked with the government and Christchurch City Council to assist with the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes and the 2019 Christchurch terrorist attack. She oversaw the growth of iwi finances and assets, which amount to more than $1.9 billion and include more than $600 million in properties.

She has been involved with Ngāi Tahu connecting with learning institutions in the United States of America, supporting iwi to work with green energy including hydrogen. She was CEO of He Oranga Pounamu from 2011 to 2012, the iwi mandated organisation for health and social services in the South Island.

She is a member of the Pūhara Mana Tangata Māori advisory panel to the Ombudsman’s Office and has been a member of the New Zealand-China Council. She is a member of the Global Women’s Network and the Tuahiwi Māori Women’s Welfare League. In 2021 she was appointed as Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Group to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the 2019 Christchurch terrorist attack. Mrs Bennett has served on the Boards of Barnardos New Zealand and the Christchurch Women’s Refuge (now Aviva).

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Queen’s Birthday 2008 

Mr James Boult, ONZM 

For services to local government, tourism and the community 

Mr Jim Boult has led and advocated across a range of roles and organisations in the Queenstown Lakes District and nationally for 40 years and was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2015.  

Mr Boult was elected as Mayor of Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) in 2016 and re-elected in 2019. He has led a series of projects to bolster the district, including an initiative to provide affordable homes, creation of a Bed Tax as a solution to the infrastructural requirements of supporting more than three million visitors to Queenstown and Wanaka per annum, the $2 bus transport scheme, implementation of a government working party for Freedom Camping, and other key infrastructure and transport changes.

During the COVID-19 pandemic he led implementation of funding and support for migrants in the QLDC area who found themselves without homes or work, establishment of the Queenstown Greater Needs fund for the medical needs of migrants, the Economic Recovery and District Diversification taskforces, and worked with central government on initiating shovel-ready projects and establishing the Major Events fund.

He chaired the Otago Lifelines Programme for natural disaster readiness and the Metro Mayors section of local government. Mr Boult is Patron of the Child Cancer Foundation, Whakatipu Wildlife Trust, Whakatipu Rowing Club, and continues as Chair of the Canterbury Museum Working Party. 


Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, New Year 2015 

Ms Anne Candy, QSO, JP 

For services to Māori and local government 

Ms Anne Candy (Ngāiterangi, Waikato-Tainui) was a Manukau City Councillor from 1995 until 2010 and Deputy Mayor of Manukau from 1998 to 2007. 

Ms Candy chaired the Manukau City Council's Environmental Hearings Committee from 2007 to 2010 and was an elected member of the Counties Manukau District Health Board from 2008 to 2010. She has been a member of Manurewa Local Board since 2019. She was a Review Panel member for the External Review of Maternity Care in the Counties Manukau District for the DHB in 2012.

She has contributed in various ways to Ngati Te Ata, supporting parents and whānau in education, health, housing, te reo Māori, cultural heritage, the wellbeing of tamariki, and environmental protection. She was appointed by the Māori Women's Welfare League as an inaugural Trustee of the Water Utility Consumer Assistance Trust in 2011.

She co-founded in 2005 and has chaired the Taonga Education Centre Charitable Trust, helping establish the Potiki Early Childhood Centre and Parents Unit in 2006 and Te Kopu Inc's Te Kahui Iti Nei Early Childhood Centre in 2008. She served as Bishop's Commissary to Te Pihopa o Te Tai Tokerau from 2002 to 2023. Mrs Candy was patron of the Manurewa RSA from 1998 to 2018 and has been patron of the Manukau National Council of Women since 2002. 


Dame Mira Szaszy Māori Alumni Award, University of Auckland Business School, 2003 

Companion of the Queen's Service Order for Public Services, New Year 2002 

Mr Rodney Adrian Duke  

For services to philanthropy and business 

Mr Rod Duke became Managing Director of the Briscoe Group in 1988 before purchasing the Group in 1990, overseeing its subsequent growth into the largest capitalised retailer on the New Zealand stock exchange. 

Through the R.A. Duke Family Trust and First Foundation, Mr Duke has provided scholarships for tertiary education for Briscoes employees and children of employees since 2010. He established a funeral cover plan for all Briscoes employees and has demonstrated support and generosity on a more individual basis, such as establishing ongoing financial plans and ensuring retention of positions for employees facing serious health issues.

In 2004 the Briscoe Group became a key partner of the charity Cure Kids and has since raised more than $6.2 million for child healthcare research through the Briscoe Group Golf Charity Auction. He helped establish in 2014 and funded the Cure Kids Duke Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the University of Auckland until 2021.

The Duke Foundation supports the Youth in Transition project, working to prevent youth suicide and offering specialised support for at-risk youth through the Journey Back to Awesome programme. Mr Duke's broader philanthropic support has benefitted Westpac Rescue Helicopter, St John Ambulance, Bayswater School and the Tzu Chi Relief Foundation for overseas relief. 


Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Awards, Supreme Leadership Award, 2017 

New Zealand Herald Business Leader of the Year, 2013 

New Zealand Retailers Association Hall of Fame, 2012 

Mr William Beau Holland, MNZM 

For services to community governance and philanthropy 

Mr Bill Holland is an award-winning business leader who has been involved in the governance of a range of trusts and organisations giving back to the community over more than 20 years. 

Having helped found the Acorn Foundation in 2003 and chaired it until 2011, Mr Holland has remained an ambassador for the organisation, which to date has gifted more than $16.5 million to the community. He became a Trustee of the Tauranga Energy Community Trust (TECT) in 2012 and has been Chairperson since 2014.

He has led TECT through transformational change from a Consumer Trust into a Community Trust. TECT has approximately $530 million in assets, one of the largest in New Zealand, and has made over 240 grants totalling more than $15.9 million as of 2023.

He has been a Trustee of the Assisting Different Abilities Peoples Trust (ADAPT) Trust since 2018, playing a key role in acquiring a site to build homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and the Wright Family Foundation since 2014. He was a founding Trustee of the Legacy Trust in 2007 and remains involved in the Trust’s distributions of more than $3.5 million to date. Mr Holland received one of three inaugural Life Memberships granted to the founding ambassadors of the Community Foundation of New Zealand in 2021. 


Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Queen’s Birthday 2012 

Mrs Mary Helen Lee  

For services to snow sports and tourism 

Mrs Mary Lee and her husband John Lee developed Cardrona Ski Field, Snow Park and the Snow Farm in the Cardrona area.

From 1987 to 2008, Mrs Lee managed and developed Snow Farm, New Zealand's only dedicated cross-country ski-field, continuing now in voluntary roles. Her efforts have provided employment opportunities and attracted national and international ski tourists, with trails providing off season business.

The Lees sold Snow Farm in 2008 and formed the Pisa Alpine Charitable Trust to ensure it remains a recreational area in perpetuity. They developed the Merino Muster race at the Snow Farm in 1995, which in 2014 was included in the Worldloppet international race series. She remains New Zealand representative for the Worldloppet Ski Federation, and Director and Secretary of the Merino Muster. She teaches cross country skiing on a voluntary basis.

She set up Wanaka Nordic Ski Club's Youth Development Group in 1999, to help young people compete in overseas competitions. She founded Snow Girls, a cross country skiing and social network for women of all ages. In 2022 she was the first person to receive the NZQA Snowsports Instructor Award – Cross Country Skiing Level 4. Mrs Lee volunteers with SeniorNet, Cardrona Heritage Trust, and has held founding and executive roles with New Zealand Cross Country Ski Association and Biathlon New Zealand.

John Fitzharris Award for Service to Sports, 2021 

Mrs Lesley Joan Milne  

For services to rowing 

Mrs Lesley Milne has been a pioneer, advocate and leader in rowing, particularly women's rowing, in New Zealand since 1965.

As a competitor, Mrs Milne won eight national titles between 1966 and 1975 and was selected for the first women's crew to represent New Zealand in Europe in 1974. She competed in Masters regattas from 1985 to 2012, winning gold and silver medals at the 1994 World Masters Games.

She was the sole woman on the organising committee for the Lake Karapiro 1978 World Rowing Championships. She has been a coach and umpire since 1978, has trained umpires and examiners, and served on decision-making bodies for rowing at club, regional and national level.

She was inaugural Chair of the New Zealand Rowing Race Officials Association and co-established a training programme in-line with World Rowing umpire training, raising the standard of regatta management and consistent rule-based decision making. She was Lead Examiner from 2011 to 2021 and attended regattas in Europe as a voluntary official from 2012 to 2022.

As Secretary of the New Zealand Women's Rowing Association she lobbied for the 1973 integration with New Zealand Rowing. Mrs Milne has been a Council Member of Rowing New Zealand and President from 2007 to 2009, the only woman to hold the role to date. 

Dr John Charles Peek  

For services to fertility treatment and reproductive health 

Dr John Peek has been at the forefront of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and fertility treatment in New Zealand for 40 years. 

Dr Peek was instrumental in establishing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) services in New Zealand at the National Women’s Hospital in Auckland, after seeing the positive impacts of IVF while employed with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Adelaide, Australia.

He is New Zealand's first embryologist and has helped train or influence other embryologists nationally. His innovative introduction of controlled embryological environments at the beginning of IVF has been recognised worldwide and accepted as the international standard.

He led quality processes, information management and science direction across the five Fertility Associates Clinics in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin until retiring in 2023. He established the Infertility Society of New Zealand (now Fertility New Zealand) in 1990, recognising the importance of providing emotional support, information, and advocacy services to those undergoing IVF treatment. He was appointed as the first scientist to chair the Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand's Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee in 2009.

Dr Peek received a New Zealand Standards Meritorious Award for his contribution to the establishment of the New Zealand Fertility Standard in 2006 and was made a Life Member of the Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand in 2018. 

Ms Catherine Ann Grant Sadleir 

For services to sports governance and women 

Ms Katie Sadleir has held influential roles in sports administration and governance since the 1990s and was appointed as the first woman CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation in 2021. 

Ms Sadleir is a former Olympic synchronised swimmer and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist. She has held voluntary roles on many high-profile Boards including the New Zealand Olympic Committee Athletes Commission and the New Zealand Swimming Federation.

She has been General Manager of the New Zealand Academy of Sport and of Sport Performance at Sport and Recreation New Zealand. She has been Director of Sport New Zealand, High Performance Sport New Zealand, the New Zealand Drowning Prevention Council, and Director of the International Association of High Performance Training Centres.

She has been a major contributor to the development of a world-class high-performance system supporting New Zealand elite athletes to perform at their best internationally. She was General Manager of Women's Rugby for World Rugby from 2016 to 2021, during which time she oversaw development and implementation of the transformational 2017-2025 women's strategic plan, to promote, grow and commercialise the game.

Ms Sadleir oversaw the appointment of 17 women to the World Rugby Council in her first year and led the 'Try and Stop Us' campaign for women in countries facing challenges to their participation.  


Kea World Class New Zealander Award, 2022 

Sport New Zealand Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016

Mr Christopher John Seed  

For services to the State

Mr Chris Seed has had a 40-year public service career, latterly as Chief Executive and Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) from 2019 until retiring in 2024. 

As MFAT Secretary Mr Seed led the Government’s consular response, trade recovery initiatives and foreign policy engagements during the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. He was instrumental in ensuring that New Zealand's diplomatic network continued to function and deliver for New Zealanders through the pandemic.

During his tenure he also oversaw international aspects of several complex consular and disaster responses including to the 2019 Christchurch Mosque attacks, the Whakaari/White Island eruption and Operation Whakahokina Mai, the latter a collaborative effort with the New Zealand Defence Force and other agencies which enabled more than 1,700 New Zealanders and eligible Afghan nationals to depart Afghanistan following the August 2021 Taliban takeover.

More broadly, during his service he championed New Zealand’s diplomatic interests with a wide range of partners, especially with Australia and the countries of the Pacific. He joined the public service in 1984 and MFAT in 1985. Mr Seed was New Zealand's High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea from 2001 to 2003 and to Australia from 2013 to 2018. 

Air Marshal Kevin Ronald Short  

For services to the New Zealand Defence Force 

Air Marshal Kevin Short has commanded at all levels of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), latterly as Chief of Defence Force (CDF) from 2018 to 2024, the longest serving CDF in more than 50 years. 

Air Marshal Short first joined the New Zealand Air Force in 1976. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2006 as a Task Group Commander, providing leadership for the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team in Bamiyan Province. He was appointed Deputy Chief of Air Force in 2011, later becoming Commander Joint Forces New Zealand and Vice Chief of Defence Force.

His tenure as CDF has encompassed significant and unprecedented domestic and global events, from the recovery of bodies following the Whakaari/White Island volcanic eruption, the COVID-19 pandemic, to the evacuation of New Zealanders from Kabul during the 2021 Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. The pandemic saw the largest deployment of NZDF personnel in a generation, into an unfamiliar environment of establishing and operating managed isolation and quarantine facilities.

He oversaw military and humanitarian aid operations domestically and overseas in a resource-constrained, pandemic environment, while also overseeing a significant update of the Capability Management System and a large re-equipment programme for NZDF. He has led The Totara Commitment, an initiative bringing together South Pacific Defence Chiefs. Air Marshal Short has overseen inclusivity and diversity inroads within NZDF, which has been recognised with gender equality and rainbow inclusion awards. 


United States, Commander of the Legion of Merit, 2024 

Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia (Military Division), 2022 

Honorary Gallant Commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces (First Degree), 2019 

Ms Megan Faye Tamati-Quennell  

For services to Māori and First Nations art 

Ms Megan Tamati-Quennell (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Mutunga, Kāti Māmoe, Ngāi Tahu, Waitaha) has contributed to the art sector for 34 years and is New Zealand's longest serving curator of Modern and Contemporary Māori and Indigenous art.  

Ms Tamati-Quennell began her training at the National Art Gallery in 1990 and has curated numerous exhibitions at iwi, national and international level. She has elevated and supported many Māori and First Nations artists and built a significant collection for Te Papa Tongarewa.

She has advocated for Māori curatorial practice and scholarship. She has worked for Ngāi Tahu for more than 25 years, curating in the first Ngāi Tahu arts festival in 2000 and 'Mo Tatou' (2006), the first major survey of Ngāi Tahu art at the request of the tribe.

Her work is recognised as foundational in strengthening Ngāi Tahu arts. She has been the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Māori and Indigenous art at Te Papa since 2004. She worked as the inaugural Kairuahi Taketake Toi Onaianei Indigenous Curator Contemporary Art at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery from 2020 to 2022.

Recognised for her specialist knowledge, she is sought after internationally as a curator, adviser, writer, editor and speaker. In 2023 Ms Tamati-Quennell was appointed as curator of the Sharjah Biennial for 2025, the first Māori curator invited to work on an international project of this scale. 


To be Officers of the said Order: 

  • Professor Fiona Margaret Alpass - For services to health psychology and seniors 
  • Associate Professor Rohan Valentine Ameratunga  - For services to immunology
  • Mr Andrew Howard Barnes  - For services to business and philanthropy 
  • Professor Ian Peter Bissett For services to colorectal surgery and education 
  • Ms Andrea Jane Blair - For services to the geothermal industry and women 
  • Dr Patricia Elizabeth Florence Bradbury  - For services to sport and education 
  • Mr Richard Adrian Coon - For services to business and philanthropy 
  • Mr Stephen Clifford CoxFor services to cycling
  • Mr Noel Llewellyn DaviesFor services to engineering, business and the community 
  • Mrs Tanya Handley Drawbridge (Ms Tanya Ashken) - For services to sculpture, silversmithing and jewellery 
  • Mr Andrew Scott DunnFor services to people with Parkinson's disease 
  • Mr Peter Ralph Fegan, JPFor services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community 
  • Ms Allison Elizabeth FergusonFor services to netball 
  • Ms Meri GibsonFor services to dragon boating and breast cancer awareness 
  • Mrs Tere Ngawai Gilbert For services to early childhood and Māori language education 
  • Mr Gordon John GlentworthFor services to the livestock and dairy industries 
  • Mr Ian Fraser Grant For services to literature and historical preservation
  • Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Flora HaydonFor services to people with disabilities 
  • Mr William Paul Jansen - For services to wildlife conservation 
  • Mr Robert David Jury - For services to structural engineering and design 
  • The Very Reverend Taimoanaifakaofo Kaio - For services to the Pacific community 
  • Mr Christopher John LewisFor services to tennis 
  • Mrs Patricia Elizabeth Clare LindsayFor services to netball and governance 
  • Mr Alexander James Mackay (Jamie)For services to broadcasting and the rural community 
  • Ms Deborah Ann ManningFor services to the community and the environment 
  • Mr Leslie Noel McCutcheonFor services to the thoroughbred and harness racing industries 
  • Ms Gemma Elizabeth NewFor services to music direction
  • Dr Colin Francis John O'DonnellFor services to wildlife conservation 
  • Professor Emerita Nicola Sheila PeartFor services to the law 
  • Ms Anapela Polataivao For services to Pacific performing arts 
  • Professor Phillippa Jane PooleFor services to medical education
  • Dr William Howell RoundFor services to medical physics and biomedical engineering
  • Professor Christine Vivienne StephensFor services to health psychology and seniors 
  • Ms Lisa Jadwiga Valentina WarringtonFor services to theatre and education 
  • Dr Murray John Williams For services to wildlife conservation and science 
  • Ms Sheryll Christine Wilson For services to early childhood education 
  • Ms Adrienne Karen Winkelmann For services to the fashion industry 


To be Members of the said Order: 

  • Mrs Jeanette Mary BanfieldFor services to philately 
  • Mrs Karen Lee BartlettFor services to the community and social services 
  • Dr Suzanne Joy Yerex BlackwellFor services to clinical and forensic psychology and the law 
  • Mr Barry James Britten BrownFor services to structural engineering 
  • Ms Jane Caroline CartwrightFor services to health governance 
  • Mr Frank Philip Chapman For services to health 
  • Ms I-Hua (Eva) Chen For services to the Asian community 
  • Mr Phillip Ching Chuen LamFor services to martial arts
  • Ms Christine Margaret ClarkFor services to alcohol and drug harm reduction 
  • Professor John Patrick Vincent CollinsFor services to surgical education and breast cancer management 
  • Mrs Fleur Barbara Corbett For services to conservation
  • Mr Thomas Leslie John CoyleFor services to the New Zealand Police, Disaster Victim Identification and theatre 
  • Mr Mark Bryan Crompton For services to meteorology and the community 
  • Detective Niall Patrick DeehanFor services to the New Zealand Police
  • Mr James Alexander DoyFor services to theatre, particularly youth theatre 
  • Mr Anthony John DreaverFor services to the community 
  • Mr Reid Fletcher For services to the wine industry
  • Mr Brian George FoleyFor services to the plumbing industry and the community 
  • Mr Ian Edward GodfreyFor services to surf lifesaving and water safety education 
  • Mr Keith Raymond GordonFor services to diving and maritime history 
  • Inspector Freda Anne GraceFor services to the New Zealand Police 
  • Mrs Elizabeth Mary Greive  - For services to child poverty reduction 
  • Mr John Warner Haldane For services to arts administration, particularly music
  • Mr Grant Arthur HarrisonFor services to volleyball 
  • Mr David Henshaw - For services to archery 
  • Dr Barbara Eva Hochstein - For services to radiology and education 
  • Ms Jolie HodsonFor services to business, governance and women
  • Mr Leigh Allen HopperFor services to property development and philanthropy 
  • Mr Kerry Noel Henry HudsonFor services to land management 
  • The Venerable Joseph Anthony HutaFor services to the Anglican Church, Māori and the community 
  • Mrs Dianne Patricia John For services to ornithology 
  • Mr Keith Jones For services to metrology 
  • Mr Stephen Emil KafkaFor services to conservation and wildlife research 
  • Mrs Bridget Piu Kauraka For services to the Cook Islands community 
  • Mr Rex Kerr For services to the community and rugby 
  • Mr Murray Grant KingFor services to the dairy industry 
  • Mr Frederick James LewisFor services to philanthropy and sport 
  • Mr Samuel Lewis For services to business and the community 
  • Mr HunKuk LimFor services to the Korean community 
  • Ms Jee Chin Lim (Venerable Abbess Manshin)For services to the community 
  • Mr Allister Morrison Macgregor For services to pipe bands 
  • Mr Allan John McCaw For services to the apiculture industry 
  • Mr Anthony William McGovernFor services to the racing industry 
  • Mr John Trevlyn McKenzie For services to education 
  • Ms Lorraine Cranmer MentzFor services to education and philanthropy 
  • Mrs Ereti Paku MitchellFor services to New Zealand - United Kingdom relations 
  • Ms Maureen Shirley MorrisFor services to nursing 
  • Ms Vivian Warburton Naylor  - For services to people with disabilities 
  • Mrs Linda Rosemary Nelson, JP - For services to people with intellectual disabilities 
  • Mrs Frances Mary Latu Oakes, JP - For services to mental health and the Pacific community 
  • Ms Julie Leslie Paterson  - For services to women and sport 
  • Miss Leitualaalemalietoa Lynn Lolokini PavihiFor services to Pacific education 
  • Mrs Catherine Gabrielle PetreyFor services to the New Zealand Police, arms control and the community 
  • Dr David Telfer RobieFor services to journalism and Asia-Pacific media education 
  • Dr Louise Gladys RummelFor services to nursing education 
  • Mr Merrick Clifford SandersonFor services to orthopaedic surgery 
  • Dr Emma Louise Scotter For services to Motor Neuron Disease research 
  • Ms Rachel Jane SmalleyFor services to broadcasting and health advocacy 
  • Mrs Akinihi Miraka SmithFor services to Māori and the Anglican Church 
  • Mr Graham Frederick SmithFor services to horticulture 
  • Ms Orquidea Nallely Gabriela Tamayo Mortera For services to diversional and recreational therapy and education 
  • Mrs Amohaere Judith Tangitu For services to Māori health 
  • Mr Glenn Lindsay TealFor services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community 
  • Mrs Allison Jane ToddFor services to equestrian coaching and water safety 
  • Ms Kristine Ellen TynanFor services to people with long-term conditions and older adults 
  • Mrs Jocelyn Isobel Urbahn For services to surf lifesaving and squash 
  • Mrs Sally Ann Walker For services to health advocacy 
  • Detective Inspector Lewis Robert Warner  - For services to the New Zealand Police and the community 
  • Ms Lisa Anne WhittleFor services to wildlife conservation 
  • Ms Adine Rachel Wilson For services to netball 
  • Ms Nicola Jane WilsonFor services to mental health advocacy, particularly disordered eating 
  • Mr Abann Kamyay Ajak Yor For services to ethnic and migrant communities 


To be an Honorary Member of the said Order: 

  • Ms Allyn (Aliya) Sue Danzeisen - For services to the Muslim community and women 

The King's Service Order 


To be Companions of the said Order: 

  • Mr Daniel Edward Allen-Gordon - For services to youth and charitable governance 
  • Mrs Josephine Huti AndersonFor services to Māori 
  • Mrs Colleen Brenda Brown, MNZMFor services to people with disabilities, local government and the community 
  • Mrs Elizabeth Hera Cunningham, JPFor services to governance 
  • Mr Michael John Hollings For services to education and Māori  
  • Mrs Karen Sandra Morrison-HumeFor services to the community 

The King's Service Medal 


  • Mrs Marie Bennett For services to seniors 
  • Mr Lance Basil Berry, JPFor services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community 
  • Mrs Patricia Mackenzie BoyleFor services to the community 
  • Mr John McMeekan Bray - For services to rugby league 
  • Mr Henry Lionel Gordon Brittain - For services to transport history and tourism 
  • Mrs Janice Vivienne Burnett For services to the community 
  • Mrs Sandra Beryl Burrow For services to swimming 
  • Mr David Leon Cade - For services to conservation and bio-security awareness 
  • Mr Ian Stuart Campbell  - For services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and Taekwon-Do 
  • Mrs Patricia Frances Carrick-ClarkeFor services to sport, particularly cricket 
  • Mr Brian Rex Carter, JP - For services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand 
  • Mr Marian Tadeusz Ceregra  - For services to the Polish community and veterans 
  • Mrs Robin Florence Clarke For services to the community 
  • Miss Jacqueline Ann Dwyer, JP For services to the community 
  • Mr Robert Allan Feisst  - Deceased. His Majesty’s approval of this award took effect on 20 May 2024, prior to the date of death.  - For services to the community 
  • Mrs Patricia Anne George  - For services to mosaic art and the community 
  • Mr Mervyn Allen GoreFor services to rugby league 
  • Dr Matire Louise Ngarongoa HarwoodFor services to Māori health 
  • Mrs Mailigi Hetutū  - For services to the Niuean community 
  • Mr Leslie Tamihana Hokianga For services to physical fitness and mental health 
  • Mr Arthur Gregory ImmsFor services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand 
  • Mr Tupuna Mataki KaiarunaFor services to the Cook Islands community and performing arts 
  • Miss Katareina Whaiora KaiwaiFor services to women and the civil construction industry 
  • Mr Maituteau Karora For services to the Cook Islands community 
  • Mr Fraser Crompton William LakeFor services to the community 
  • Mr David John Laughlin For services to conservation 
  • Mr Trevor Ross Marshall  - For services to the community 
  • Mr Peter Donald McNeurFor services to education and the community 
  • Mrs Marilyn Ann Milne For services to netball 
  • Mr Charles James NightingaleFor services to the community 
  • Ms Linda-Lee OdomFor services to people with disabilities and sport 
  • Mrs Sharda Ashok PatelFor services to the Indian community and women 
  • Mr Bernard Lawrence Power, OStJFor services to the community 
  • Mr David Grant Smith For services to the community 
  • Mrs Heather Merle SmithFor services to the community 
  • Ms Jillian Joan SpicerFor services to the community and refugees 
  • Mrs Fay Taylor  - For services to the community
  • Mr Robert John Ryrie Webb, JPFor services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community 
  • Mr Glenn Victor Williams, JPFor services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community 
  • Ms Vicki Margaret Wood For services to victim support  
  • Mr Joseph ZawadaFor services to the Polish community and historical research 

The New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration 


Wing Commander Mark Alan Whiteside  - For services to the New Zealand Defence Force