1 Jun 2020

Queen's Birthday Honours: inside the Honours system

From Karyn Hay Presents: Queen's Birthday, 8:21 am on 1 June 2020

Every six months New Zealand celebrates those who have gone above and beyond and they are recognised for their years of dedication within the Honours system. They are sportsmen and women, chefs, lawyers, judges, authors, poets and business people. Some are politicians, some are artists. They’ve all made a difference to other people’s lives through their work. There are 30 living people who are Knights and Dames Grand Companion and 15 new knights or Dames Companion announced a year along with 40 Companions, 80 Officers and 140 Members. Michael Webster, Secretary of the Cabinet/Clerk of the Executive Council, joins Karyn to discuss who decides who gets these awards and why. If you would like to nominate someone, you can do so here.

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Photo: NZ Order of Merit