Queen’s Birthday Honours
The following New Zealand Honours and Queen’s Service awards were conferred to Māori, or people giving services to Māori, on 01 June 2020.
To be Dames Companion of the said Order:
- Mrs Aroha Hohipera Reriti-Crofts, CBE, JP, of Christchurch. For services to Māori and the community.
To be Knights Companion of the said Order:
- Professor Derek Arana Te Ahi Lardelli, ONZM, of Gisborne. For services to Māori art.
To be Companions of the said Order:
- Mr Turanga Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, of Hamilton. For services to Māori and heritage commemoration.
To be Officers of the said Order:
- Mr Taika David Cohen (Taika Waititi), of Los Angeles, United States of America. For services to film.
- Mr James Edward Doherty, JP, of Murupara. For services to Māori and conservation.
- Mrs Āni Pātene Gazala Wainui, JP, of Invercargill. For services to Māori language education.
To be Members of the said Order:
- Mr Joseph John Francis Davis, of Whitianga. For services to Māori and conservation.
- Mrs Muriel Naomi TeHuikau Johnstone, of Aparima. For services to Māori and conservation.
- Dr Maureen Robin Lander, of Whangamata. For services to Māori art.
- Mr Takapuna Eruete Whaipooti Mackey, of Gisborne. For services to martial arts and Māori.
- Mrs Kiri Marie Nathan, of Auckland. For services to Māori and the fashion industry.
- Ms Ramari Evelyn Sidonie Oliphant Stewart, of Whataroa. For services to Māori culture, wildlife conservation and research.
- Ms Lynette Harata Te Aika, of Christchurch. For services to Māori language education.
- Mrs Ngareta Timutimu, of Tauranga. For services to Māori and education.
The Queen’s Service Medal (QSM)
- Mr Trevor John McGlinchey, of Christchurch. For services to Māori and the community.
- Mr Robert Edward McGowan, JP, of Tauranga. For services to Māori and conservation.
- Kingi Snelgar and Tracey McIntosh have been appointed Commissioners to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Mr Snelgar has been appointed for a five-year term and Ms McIntosh will serve for a three-year term.
- Sir Jerry Mateparae has been appointed the chair of the Healthier Lives – He Oranga Hauora National Science Challenge.
- Dr Tanira Kingi has been appointed a member of the Landcorp / Pāmu board.
- On Wednesday, the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction, Jacinda Ardern, and the Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, announced from October the Ministry of Education will commence fully funding sanitary products for girls in schools. The products will initially be available in 15 low-decile schools across the Waikato region and in 2021 the programme will be expanded to all state and state-integrated schools, on an opt-in basis. The purpose of this initiative is to reduce school absenteeism of young women who stay at home during their periods due to not having access to sanitary products.
- The Ministry for Women have opened applications for a COVID-19 response fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide some financial relief for organisations (impacted by COVID-19) which support women and girls. Applications close on Monday 15 June. More information on the fund can be found at the link below.
- Applications are open for eight Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – forestry scholarships. The scholarships are for young Māori and/or females planning to commence a Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering in 2021.
- Next week Te Whānau o Waipareira will commence trialling three mobile container health clinics in West Auckland.