Queen's Birthday Honours 2012
Filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson and opera singer Dame Malvina Major have been awarded the highest Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Concert pianist Michael Houstoun, Auckland Art Gallery director Chris Saines and author Owen Marshall were made Companions, and NZ Fashion Week creator Pieter Stewart was made a Dame.
Other creative New Zealanders recognised included musician Bret McKenzie, opera singer Margaret Medlyn, Christchurch’s Court Theatre chief executive Philip Aldridge, artist Shane Cotton, art dealer Peter McLeavey and producer David Gibson.
Below is the list of creative New Zealanders who received a Queen’s Birthday Honour. Services to arts, music, film, television, broadcasting, theatre, fashion, literature, publishing, poetry, visual arts and art philanthropy were recognised.
Sir Peter Jackson and Dame Malvina Major were made an additional member to the Order of New Zealand, along with Prince Philip and Dame Margaret Clara Bazley, in the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Honours list.
The Order of New Zealand
ONZ - To be Additional Members of the said Order:
Sir Peter Robert Jackson, KNZM, of Wellington. For services to New Zealand.
Dame Malvina Lorraine Major, GNZM, DBE, of Hamilton. For services to New Zealand.
The New Zealand Order of Merit
DNZM - To be Dames Companion of the said Order:
Mrs Pieter Ane Stewart, of Darfield. For services to fashion and the community.
CNZM - To be Companions of the said Order:
Mr Michael James Houstoun, of Feilding. For services as a pianist.
Mr Owen Marshall Jones, ONZM, of Timaru. For services to literature.
Mr Christopher William Saines, of Auckland. For services to the arts.
ONZM - To be Officers of the said Order:
Mr Philip Brendan Aldridge, of Christchurch. For services to theatre.
Mr Geoffrey John Chapple, of Auckland. For services to tramping, tourism and literature.
Mr Shane William Cotton, of Palmerston North. For services to the visual arts.
Ms Fiona Farrell, of Akaroa. For services to literature.
Mr David Timothy Gibson, of Wellington. For services to the film and television industry.
Mr Brian Martin Hight, of Auckland. For services to agricultural publishing.
Mr Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie, of Wellington. For services to music and film.
Mr Peter Joseph McLeavey, of Wellington. For services to the arts.
Ms Margaret Medlyn, of Wellington. For services to opera.
Mr John Puhiatau Pule, of Auckland. For services as an author, poet and painter.
Ms Bridget Rosamund Williams, MBE, of Wellington. For services to publishing.
MNZM - To be Members of the said Order:
Mr Edward George Allen, of Martinborough. For services to music.
Ms Fiona Louise Campbell, of Wanaka. For services to art philanthropy.
Ms Dale Devereux Copeland, of Okato. For services to the arts.
Mr Jordan William Hunter Luck, of Auckland. For services to music.
Ms Peta Christine Mathias, of Auckland. For services as an author and television presenter.
Ms Robyn Mathieson, of Wellington. For services to fashion.
Mrs Vera Whakaaronui Wilson, of Ohakune. For services to Maori, music and the community.
ONZM - To be Honorary Officers of the said Order:
Mr Joseph Bruce Letteri, of Wellington. For services to film.
The Queen's Service Medal - QSM
Mr Richard John Russell McDonnell, of Auckland. For services to brass bands.
Mrs Valda Mae Peacock, of Waipukurau. For services to theatre.
Mrs Robyn Mary Gaye Simmons, of Blenheim. For services to highland dancing.
Mr John Dougal Stevenson, of Dunedin. For services to broadcasting.