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Queen’s Birthdays Honours for the arts

4 Jun 2015

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Congratulations to all those in the arts who were acknowledged in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

DNZM (Dame Companion of the Order)
Bronwen Scott Holdsworth, ONZM, of Gisborne. For services to business and the arts.

CNZM (Companion of the Order)
Robert Bertram Keith Gardiner, ONZM, of Auckland. For services to philanthropy and the arts.
Dr Philip Thomas Norman, of Christchurch. For services to music and musical theatre.

ONZM (Officer of the Order)
Jennifer Lillian Beck, of Auckland. For services to children's literature.
Maxwell Harold Gimblett, of New York, United States of America. For services to art.
Tuiātaga Fa'afua Savelina Leavasa-Tautolo, QSM, of Auckland. For services to education, arts and the Pacific community.
Brian William Stevenson, of Auckland. For services to the arts and health.
Trevor Frank Daley, of Invercargill. For services to music.
Associate Professor Rae de Lisle, of Auckland. For services to music.
Sarah Delahunty, of Paekakariki. For services to theatre.
Richard Maurice Edmonds, of Picton. For services to art and the community.
Ann Mary Judson Farr, of Christchurch. For services to ballet.
Paula Mary Morgan (Paula Hunt), of Wellington. For services to dance.
Allen Wihongi, of Kamo. For services to Māori, the arts and education.

QSM (Queen's Service Medal)
Dr Elizabeth Sarah Neal Sneyd, of Wellington. For services to music education.
Olga Jean Stancliff, of Whakatane. For services to music.
Craig Michael Utting, of Wellington. For services to music education.

A full list of the Queen’s Birthday Honours is on the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet website (DPMC).


Celebrate and advocate for the arts through the Honours system

The Honours system is a chance to acknowledge the success of the wide range of people who make the arts thrive in this country.  We encourage you you to take some time to complete a nomination form and send it to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Consider the people who have made a real difference in the arts. This can cover a broad spectrum:

  • an artist
  • an arts administrator/producer
  • an arts philanthropist
  • arts and business people, including people in governance positions
  • people who make the arts happen in the community.

Stuck for who to nominate?  Chat to your peers, colleagues and friends.

There is no closing date for nominations and Honours are announced twice a year, at Queen’s Birthday and in the New Year.