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University of Waikato alumni honours

We're extremely proud to recognise alumni and staff who are named on the New Year and Queen's Birthday Honours lists.

2016

Queen's Birthday Honours

Professor William Te Rangiua (Pou) Temara, CNZM Professor in Te Reo and Tikanga, University of Waikato
Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to Māori and education

Ms Elizabeth Mary Coutts, ONZM, BMS, 1991
Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to governance

Ms Billie Kowhai Jordan, MNZM, GradDipMrkt, 1995
Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to seniors and dance

Mr Anthony James Pope, MNZM, BEd, 1983
Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to education

Ms Tina Tangi Whaiora Porou, MNZM, BSocSc, 1998; PGDipMPD, 1999; MScoSc, 2000
Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to Māori and the environment

Mr Graham Young, MNZM, Principals' Consultant, Institute of Professional Learning, University of Waikato
Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to education

Mrs Pareaute Polly Nathan, QSM, HDipT, 1994
Queen's Service Medal: for services to Māori and education

Ms Adrienne Fay von Tunzelmann, QSO, former University of Waikato Foundation trustee
Companion of the Queen's Service Order: for services to governance and the community

New Year Honours

Emeritus Professor Russell Bishop, ONZM, Founding Professor of Māori Education, University of Waikato
Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to Māori and education

Associate Professor Mere Berryman, ONZM, BEd, 1999; MEd, 2002; PhD, 2009
Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to Māori and education

Mrs Annette Julia Smith, ONZM, Hamilton Teacher's College
Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to children's literacy

Ms Te Aroha Paenga, MNZM, BMS, 1992; BSocSc, 1996
Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to Māori

Ms Fiona Jane Anderson, QSM, BA, 1991
Queen's Service Medal: for services to the community

2015

Queen's Birthday Honours

Professor Robert James Crawford, CNZM, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waikato
Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to tertiary education

Professor Elizabeth Ann McKinley, ONZM, CertMSt, 1991; GradDipEdSt, 1991; MEd, 1995; PhD, 2003
Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to education and Māori

Mrs Maretta Tuasivi Solomon, ONZM, DipBusAdmin, 1996
Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to education and the Pacific Community

Mr Thomas William Parsons, MNZM, DipEd, 1977; BEd, 1978
Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to education

Mrs Nora Tawhi Rameka, MNZM, GradDipSocSc, 1999
For services to Māori and education

New Year Honours

Ms Theresa Gattung, CNZM, Distinguished Alumni 2007; BMS, 1984
Companion of the Order of New Zealand: for services to business and philanthropy

Dr Christopher John Pugsley, ONZM, Distinguished Alumni 2011; PhD, 1992
Officer of the Order of New Zealand: for services as a military historian

Mrs Irene Cooper, MNZM, BEd; MEd
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to education

Dr Susan Jane Hickey, MNZM, PhD, 2008; LLM, 2001; LLB/BSocSci, 1999
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to people with disabilities

Mr Roma Ruruku Hippolite, MNZM, BMS, 1991
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to Māori and health

Professor Jens Helmut Friedrich Mueller, MNZM: Professor, Corporate and Executive Education, University of Waikato
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to business and education

Mr Ben Penita Taufua, MNZM, MBA(Exec), 2001
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to the Pacific community

Mrs Geraldine Barbara Leslie Travers, MNZM, CertMgtSt, 1991; BA, 1976
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to education

2014

Queen's Birthday Honours

Mr Warren David Gatland, OBE, Distinguished Alumni 2012, DipT, 1986
Order of the British Empire: for services to rugby

Dr Huirangi Eruera Waikerepuru, CNZM, Honorary Doctorate, 1995
Companion of the Order of New Zealand: for services to Māori

Mr David Stewart Scott, JP, MNZM: CertContEd, 1994
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to the community

Mr Deryck Jonathan Shaw, MNZM, Distinguished Alumni 2007; BSc, 1978
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to the community

Mr Ian Charles Hunter, QSM, PGCertSchPrinc, 2006; PGDip, 2008; MEdLeadership, 2011
Queen's Service Medal: for services to education

Mr Alan Charles Spence, QSM, DipT, 1997
Queen's Service Medal: for services to brass bands

Ms Aufaga Faimai Tuimauga, QSM, MA(Applied), 2000
Honorary Award of the Queen's Service Medal: for services to the Pacific community and education

2013

Queen's Birthday Honours

Dr Hamish Henry Cordy Keith, OBE, CNZM, Honorary Doctorate, 2009
Companion of the Order of New Zealand: for services to the arts

Dr Kevin John Roberts, CNZM, Honorary Doctorate, 1998
Companion of the Order of New Zealand: for services to business and the community

Mrs Susan Margaret Matthews, MNZM, BA, 1996; MEd, 2000
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to health

Mr David Thomas Wardell, MNZM, BEd, 1982
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to education

Professor Thomas George Alan Green
NZ Antarctic Medal: for services to Antarctic science


New Year's Honours

Emeritus Professor David Ian Pool, CNZM, demographer, University of Waikato
Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to demography

Professor Linda Tuhiwai Te Rina Smith, CNZM, Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori, University of Waikato
Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to Māori and education

Mr Nathan Phillip Cohen, MNZM, BMS, 2012
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to rowing

Mr Joseph Sullivan, MNZM, BSpLS
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to rowing

Mr Nicholas William Rogers, QSO, BSc, 1974; MSc, 1978
The Queen's Service Order: for services as a land damage assessor

Mr Jonathan Harold Tanner, QSM, GradDipPFinPlan, 1998, University of Waikato Foundation Trustee
The Queen's Service Medal: for services to hockey

Ms Catherine Mayann Williams, QSM, BSc, 1998
The Queen's Service Medal: for services as a geotechnical engineer


2012

Queen's Birthday Honours

Dame Malvina Major, ONZ, GNZM, DBE, Senior Fellow in Music, University of Waikato
Additional Member of the Order of New Zealand

Mr Wayne Ross Smith, CNZM, BSocSc, 1978; BSocSc(Hons), 1979
Companion of the Order of New Zealand: for services to rugby

Dr Ronald George Gibson, ONZM, PGDipMgtSt, 2001
Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit: for services to veterinary science

Mr Brian Mansel Diver, QSM, MEdLeadership, 2004
The Queen's Service Medal: for services to youth sport

Ms Ariana Shelly Simpson, QSM, BSocSc, 2003
The Queen's Service Medal: for services to Māori and the community


New Year's Honours

Ms Robyn Rangihuia Bargh, CNZM, DipT, 1997
Companion of the Order of New Zealand: for services to the Māori language and publishing

Dr James Wharehuia Milroy, QSO, CNZM, Honorary Doctorate, 2005
Companion of the Order of New Zealand: for services to the Māori language

Dr Ron Laurence McDowall, ONZM, PhD, 2005
Officer of the Order of New Zealand: for services to science

Anthony (Tony) Jonathon Parr, MVO, ONZM, BSocSc, 1977
Officer of the Order of New Zealand: for services to the state

Ms Piatarihi Ngaku Beatrice Callaghan, MNZM, BSocSc, 1985
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to Māori

Mr William Leggett Noble, MNZM, BEd, 1978
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to education

Ms Hinerangi Ada Raumati, MNZM, BMS, 1991
Member of the Order of New Zealand: for services to business and Māori

Mrs Tuihana Pook, QSM, HDipT, 1993
The Queen's Service Medal: for services to Māori education and the community

Mrs Moengaroa Rosalima Solomon, JP, QSM, BSocSc, 1997
The Queen's Service Medal: for services to Māori and the community