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New Year Honours 2020 - Citations for Dames Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit

To be a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit:

CRIGHTON, Dr Anna Louisa de Launey, QSO, JP

For services to heritage preservation and governance

Dr Anna Crighton was appointed a Companion of the Queen's Service Order in 2005 for her services to arts, culture and heritage.

Since 2005, Dr Crighton has gained her PhD, subsequently published a book titled "English, Colonial, Modern and Māori: The Changing Faces of the Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1932-2002". She has been Director of the Canterbury District Health Board for the past 12 years. She has continued in the voluntary role of Director of the Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation since 2001, and established the Christchurch Heritage Trust in 1996. She has been Chair of the Christchurch Heritage Awards Charitable Trust since 2009. She was a Board member of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust from 2003 to 2010, President of Historic Places Aotearoa from 2010 to 2013, and the Chairperson of the Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund Trust from 2010 to 2014. When the New Zealand Historic Places Trust's Regional Branch Committees were announced to be abolished as part of a review of the Historic Places Act, she organised for the committees to come together in Wellington and helped to establish Historic Places Aotearoa Inc. Dr Crighton has been Chair of Christchurch Heritage Trust and Limited since 2012, Director of the Art Registry Company Limited since 2003, and member of the Parkinson Memorial Trust Board since 2016.


Companion of the Queen's Service Order for Public Service, Queen's Birthday 2005

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To be a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit:

TAURUA, Ms Noeline

For services to netball

Ms Noeline Taurua was appointed Head Coach of the Silver Ferns in August 2018 and guided the team to their first Netball World Cup title in 16 years at the 2019 Netball World Cup.

Ms Taurua has been a leading domestic coach, having coached the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic from 2002 to 2013. During this time the team won the 2005 and 2006 National Netball Cups and the ANZ Championship in 2012, the only time a New Zealand team has won the former Trans-Tasman competition. She coached the Southern Steel to the semi-finals of the ANZ Championships in 2016, following an unbeaten record in their regular competition. Since 2017 she has coached Queensland's Sunshine Coast Lightning in Australia, which won the Suncorp Super Netball League in 2017, 2018 and minor premiers 2019. She has a reputation as a coach for fostering an inclusive team environment based on holistic principles, where athletes are willing to work for each other for the collective good, open to learning and comfortable to express themselves and test their abilities. She previously had a representative career, playing 34 tests for New Zealand between 1994 and 1999. As a player she was a member of the team that achieved the Bronze Medal at the 1995 World Netball Championships and the Silver Medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Ms Taurua also represented Wellington in the provincial netball competition earlier in her career.

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To be a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit:

WARING, Professor Marilyn Joy, CNZM

For services to women and economics

Dr Marilyn Waring is Professor of Public Policy at the Auckland University of Technology and has contributed to the fields of economics, women's issues and aid internationally.

Professor Waring was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2008 for services to women and economics. Since that time she has undertaken a number of consultancies for international organisations. She led the Gender and Governance team for the Regional Assistance Mission for the Solomon Islands for five years, led UNDP's largest project in the Asia Pacific for the Gender and Economic Policy Management Initiative, and led the Commonwealth Secretariat teams on Unpaid Work and HIV/Aids and on Social Protection. She has worked as a Technical Expert on Gender and Poverty for UNDP and for AUSAid. She was Treasurer on the Board of the Association for Women's Rights in Development from 2007 until 2012, a Founding Board Member of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, a Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 2005 to 2010, and a Board member of the Institute of Judicial Studies. Her publications on economics and the environment, on human rights and on women and unpaid work, have had international and national recognition and impact. In addition she has supervised more than 70 post graduate theses, across a wide range of subjects. Dr Waring is the Tuakana of New Zealand women Members of Parliament, elected as number 15.


Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, New Year 2008

New Zealand Suffrage Centenary Medal 1993

New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal

Queen's Sliver Jubilee Medal 1977

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Last updated: 
Friday, 13 December 2019

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