Congratulations to the New Zealand Aotearoa’s writers and those across the arts community who were recognised in this New Years Honours list for 2022.
Writers who received recognition include Dr. Haare Williams, Pānia Papa, Beryl Te Haumihiata Mason, Dr. Lana Lopesi, Dr. Paul Maunder, Penelope Jackson and Dr. Gina Cole.
We also congratulate Dame Miranda Harcourt for her work championing NZ stories (and adapting Margaret Mahy for the screen), actor and screenwriter David Fane, and Michele a Court, also an author.
Dr. Paul Maunder, Penelope Jackson and Dr. Gina Cole are current NZSA members. Dr. Lana Lopesi is now overseas teaching in the US, but we were lucky to have her as a presenter at some of the 2022 NZSA roadshows.
DNZM – To be Dames Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit:
Ms Miranda Catherine Millais Harcourt, ONZM – For services to the screen industry and theatre
KNZM – To be Knights Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit:
Dr. Haare Mahanga Te Wehinga Williams, MNZM, JP – For services to Māori, literature, and education
ONZM – To be Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit:
Ms Michèle Edith A’Court – For services to the entertainment and comedy industries
Mr David Rodney Fane – For services to the performing arts
Ms Pānia Christine Papa – For services to Māori language education and broadcasting
Beryl Te Haumihiata Mason – For services to Māori language education (translation).
MNZM – To be Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit:
Dr. Gina Annette Cole – For services to literature
Dr. Alana Marissa Lopesi – For services to the arts
Dr. Paul Allan Maunder – For services to the arts and the community
Penelope Jackson – For services to art crime research and visual arts.