Playwright and dance theatre leader Jan Bolwell says her Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit award has given a welcome boost to the public profile of people in the arts.
New Year Honours
Some of New Zealand's sporting greats were celebrated during an investiture ceremony at Government House in Auckland today.
There might have been no truffle industry in the southern hemisphere without Dunedin researcher Ian Hall.
Prof Peter Crampton has been honoured after his term as University of Otago pro-vice-chancellor of health sciences came to a close, but his working life is very far from finished.
Celebrations are in order for nearly 200 New Zealanders recognised for their outstanding work in this year's New Year Honours.
All Blacks great Bryan Williams ruled on the rugby field and designer Denise L’Estrange-Corbet has taken the fashion world by storm.
He will not be arising Sir Richie today. Instead, the double-World Cup-winning former All Black captain has been made a member of the country's most honoured group.
Ask Prof Murray Brennan about an esteemed medical career that has now been honoured with a knighthood and luck is a recurring theme.
An architect, a Pike River survivor and an unnamed warrior are among the New Zealanders winning accolades in the New Year Honours list.