2010 QB Honours

The full list should be available here.

DNZM (Dame Companion of the Order)

Temuranga Batley-Jackson QSM, Manukau

For services to Maori

KNZM (Knight Companion of the Order)

Frederick Richard Allen OBE, Whangaparaoa

For services to rugby

Graeme Bruce Douglas MNZM, Auckland
For services to philanthropy and athletics

Peter Charles Leitch QSM, Bucklands Beach
For services to business and philanthropy

David Raymond Levene OBE, North Shore City
For services to business and the community

Richard Leslie Taylor ONZM, Wellington
For services to film

One dame and five knights.

I have to confess I have never heard of Dame Temuranga Batley-Jackson. Even more unusual she doesn’t tun up anywhere in Google, except the photos NZPA took of her on Sunday.

Sir Fred Allen is the 90 year old former All Black captain and coach. Under his coaching, the All Blacks won 14 out of 14 tests.

Sir Graeme Douglas set up Douglas Pharmaceuticals in 1967 while working as a community pharmacist, and it has grown to be globally successful. He is also a major benefactor to athletics.

Sir Peter Leitch needs no introduction I suspect. While most think of him as an Aucklander, he went to my old school, Rongotai College in Wellington. Arise Sir Mad Butcher.

Sir David Levene is from the firm Levene’s, where he started work in 1947. He is a benefactor of Outward Bound and the Parkinson’s Society.

Sir Richard Taylor is the most well known as head of Weta Workshop and winner of five Academy Awards.

UPDATE: Temuranga Batley-Jackson is known less formally as June Jackson, whom I (and others) have heard of. That explains the lack of Google hits.

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