Two dames and four knights have been created in the New Year honours.
Trelise Cooper has been honoured for services to fashion.
Alison Paterson has been honoured for services to business which includes significant service to agriculture.
She is chair of Crown Irrigation Investment and Farm IQ, Stevenson Agriculture and New Zealand Formulary, which is developing markets for furnishing fabric made from wool and rice. She was a director of She is a director of Landcorp Farming, and PGG Wrightson.
The new knights are:
Dr Noble Curtis, of Rotorua for services to Māori education; Archbishop David Moxon, of Rome for services to the Anglican Church, Bob Parker, for services to local body affairs and the community and Peter Vela, ONZM, for services to the thoroughbred industry.
The first link takes you to the full list at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s website.
Southern and rural people honoured include:
Former Southland mayor Frano Cardno who is profiled in the ODT.
John Coles, former Waimate mayor.
Tom Lambie, a pioneering organic farmer, former president of Federated Farmers, representedboard member of Trade Liberalisation Network, New Zealand on the International Federation of Agricultural Producers, former chair of the Landcare Trust, and is Chancellor of Lincoln University and an ECan commissioner.
Former Waitaki mayor Alex Familton.
Former Oamaru police officer and current scout leader Derek Beveridge.
Former Waitaki mayor Alan McLay.