Over the years she's helped more than 1000 families into homes.
Four damehoods and four knighthoods were awarded in 2021's Queen's Birthday Honours.
"I'm very proud to be a nurse and I'm very proud of the nurses I've had the privilege of working with."
"I thought it was something for someone who did something really significant - more than what I do."
Four damehoods and four knighthoods have been awarded.
The British honours system originated in medieval times when knights on steeds fought chivalrously for ladies.
Bruce McKenzie thought the email was a hoax - but luckily he double-checked.
He was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.