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New Year Honours 2021 - Citations for Members of the Order of New Zealand

To be a Member of the Order of New Zealand:

DURIE, Professor Emeritus Sir Mason Harold, KNZM

For services to New Zealand

Sir Mason Durie, over more than 40 years, has been at the forefront of a transformational approach to Māori health and has played major roles in building the Māori health workforce.

Sir Mason has also championed higher education for Māori. He has provided national academic leadership for Māori and indigenous development in roles as Deputy Chair of Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Professor of Māori Research and Development, and as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Massey University until 2012. He remains Emeritus Professor of Māori Research and Development at Massey University. His accomplishments include gaining funding to establish a Centre for Māori Health Research, Te Pūmanawa Hauora, and negotiating the Māori mental health programme, Te Rau Puawai, which provides up to 100 scholarships annually for students studying health-related subjects. He served on the Boards of Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand and the Foundation for Research Science and Technology. He has been Chair of the Guardians Group for the Secondary Futures project, and a Commissioner for the New Zealand Families Commission. He chaired the Ministerial Taskforce on Whānau Ora and was Chair of Te Kāhui Amokura, a Standing Committee of the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee. As Chair of the Palmerston North based Tu Toa Trust, Mason helped establish two new secondary schools in Palmerston North. His efforts have been recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, the Public Health Association of New Zealand, the Māori Medical Practitioners Association, the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the Polynesian Society. Sir Mason was appointed in 2019 as one of three inaugural Ruānuku by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence, and received the Blake Medal in 2017.

HONOURS

Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, New Year 2010

Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, New Year 2001

New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal

 

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To be a Member of the Order of New Zealand:

SALMOND, Distinguished Professor Dame Mary Anne (Anne), DBE

For services to New Zealand

Dame Anne Salmond is an eminent writer and social scientist who is internationally recognised for her work since the 1970s on cross-cultural exchanges and environmental matters.

Dame Anne is a Distinguished Professor of Maori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland, where she was also Pro-Vice Chancellor (Equal Opportunity) from 1997 to 2006. She has been Vice President (Social Sciences and Humanities) of the Royal Society of New Zealand and in 2013 was the first social scientist to be awarded the Rutherford Medal. She has written a series of prize-winning books that focus on what happens when people from different cultures encounter and engage with each other. Her works include three early books about contemporary Māori life, two that explore early exchanges between Māori and Europeans, and three about the European exploration of the Pacific, focusing on Captain Cook, Tahiti and Captain Bligh respectively. She has also written about climate change, the restoration of rivers, forests and the ocean. She has had a lifelong engagement with te ao Māori, working alongside kuia and kaumātua and presenting evidence in the Muriwhenua Land and Fisheries Treaty claims, the Ngāpuhi claim for Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the first test case of the Treaty clause of the Resource Management Act. She is Chairperson of the Longbush Ecological Trust and the patron of a number of environmental and community organisations. Since 2014 she has been a member of the Air New Zealand Sustainability Panel, and led Te Awaroa: Voice of the River project restoring rivers across New Zealand. She was Chair of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Board from 2001 to 2007 and a member of the boards of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and the Museum of New Zealand. Since 2017 Dame Anne has hosted the Māori TV documentary series ‘Artefact’.

HONOURS

Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, New Year 1995

Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Queen’s Birthday 1988

 

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Last updated: 
Thursday, 31 December 2020

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