14 Jun 2017
Creative New Zealand thanks all the arts and culture recipients of Queen’s Birthday Honours for their dedication to and support for the arts and culture in New Zealand.
“The arts enrich our lives and make our communities stronger, happier and more inclusive. All the people honoured have made a tremendous contribution to the cultural well-being of New Zealand,” said Creative New Zealand chief executive Stephen Wainwright.
Knight of the New Zealand Order of Merit (KNZM)
- Professor Timoti Karetu (QSM) of Havelock North for services to te reo Māori
Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM)
- Ms Mary Ama of Auckland for her services to arts and the Pacific Community
- Ms Candis Craven (ONZM) of Auckland for her services to ballet and business
Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM)
- Mr Mark Hadlow of Martinborough for his services to the arts
- Ms Rachel House of Auckland for her services to the performing arts
- Mr Simon O’Neill of Auckland for his services to opera
- Ms Deborah White of Auckland for her services to art
- Mrs Frances Wilson-Fitzgerald for her services to opera
Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM)
- Ms Anne Crummer of Auckland for her services to music
- Ms Sharyn Evans of Wellington for her services to music
- Dr Fiona Pardington of Auckland for her services to photography
- Ms Emily Perkins of Wellington for her services to literature
- Mr Patrick Snedden of Auckland for his services to education and Māori
- Mrs Linda Webb of Christchurch for her services to music education
Queen’s Service Medal (QSM)
- Mr Timothy Bray for his services to children and theatre
- Ms Linda Chalmers of Auckland for her services to art
- Mrs Lois Finderup of New Plymouth for her services to fashion and theatre
- Mr Richard Madden of Dunedin for his services to music
- Mrs Shirley May of Kaikohe for her services to music and the community
- Ms Gair McRae of Auckland for her services to theatre and youth
- Mr Timothy Sander of Wellington for his services to pipe bands and the community
- Mr Bruce Simmonds of Christchurch for his services to theatre
- Miss Daphne Stevens of Auckland for her services to music
- Mrs Valerie Thorburn of Tauranga for her services to music education
- Mrs Cara Watson of Napier for her services to music
Full Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2017 with more information on the recipients.
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. Consider the people who have made a 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.
Not sure who to nominate? Chat with your peers, colleagues and friends.
We encourage you to take some time to complete a nomination form and send it to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
There is no closing date for nominations and honours are announced twice a year, at Queen’s Birthday and in the New Year. Nomination forms are accepted throughout the year, but the processing and consideration of nominations is likely to take at least six months prior to the announcement of an honours list.