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Make a nomination for a New Zealand honour

As of Tuesday 24 March 2020, the Honours Unit will not be able to accept new nominations in hard copy under the current circumstances of COVID-19 disruption. New nominations must be submitted by email to honours@dpmc.govt.nz. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation at this time.

Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General of New Zealand, investing Dame Jane Campion with her insignia at Government House Wellington

Who can nominate someone for an honour

Anyone can nominate someone for an honour.

Nominate someone for a New Zealand honour

Read the nomination guidelines and complete an honours nomination form.

If you nominate someone for an honour

The Honours Unit will review your nomination. You will receive a letter formally acknowledging your nomination, and informing you of the list for which your nominee will be considered.

The Honours Unit will not enter into any further correspondence on your nomination. New Zealand Royal Honours Lists are published at New Year and on The Queen’s Birthday in June. You will need to check the appropriate honours list at the time of its announcement, in the national newspapers and on the DPMC website, to see if your nomination has been successful.

What happens if my nominee receives an honour

The Governor-General, on behalf of the Queen, holds investiture ceremonies for the people named in the New Year and The Queen's Birthday Honours Lists and in Special Honours Lists.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 1 December 2016

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