Beryl Anderson, ONZM (NCWNZ Hutt Valley Branch and Parliamentary Watch Committee member) crafted this chart of the 2022 Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee honours list. There is much to celebrate. Of the 187 awards given, 96 went to women and 91 to men. Women received more awards in the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZ to MNZM) at 59%, with men receiving more of the Queen Service awards (QSM and QSO) at 52%. Women received more awards than men in two categories: ONZM (55%) and MNZM (56%).
|Award||Male||Mx||Female||Total||% Male||% Mx||% Female|
|Order of New Zealand (ONZ) + additional honorary||1||0||1||2||50%||0%||50%|
|Dame or Knight Companion (GNZM), (DNZM), (KNZM), hon||3||0||3||6||50%||0%||50%|
|Companion (CNZM) + honorary member||6||0||2||8||75%||0%||25%|
|Officer (ONZM) + honorary member||18||0||22||40||45%||0%||55%|
|Member (MNZM) + honorary member||31||0||39||70||44%||0%||56%|
|Queen's Service Order (QSO)||4||0||4||8||50%||0%||50%|
|Queen's Service Medal (QSM) + honorary member||27||0||25||52||52%||0%||48%|
|New Zealand Antarctic Medal (NZAM)||1||0||0||1||100%||0%||0%|
|Distinguished Service Decoration (DSD)||0||0||0||0|
|Bravery Decoration (NZBD) + Bravery Medal (NZBM)||0||0||0||0|
|ONZ to MNZM||59||67||126||47%||53%|
|QSO & QSM||31||29||60||52%||48%|
With the additional appointment of The Honourable Dame Silvia Rose Cartwright to The Order of New Zealand there are five current female members (24%) of the order compared with 16 males. Since its inception, there have been 19 females (28%) and 49 males (72%) appointed to The Order of New Zealand.
Congratulations to all the winners, particularly those with an NCWNZ connection:
- The Honourable Dame Silvia Rose Cartwright, PCNZM, DBE, QSO, DStJ, of Auckland, Order of New Zealand
- Dr. Judith Helen McGregor, CNZM, of Auckland, Dames Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit
- Ms. Souella Maria Cumming, DStJ, of Wellington, Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Zonta District 16
- Mrs. Nedra Julia Johnson, of Christchurch, Queen's Service Medal, associate member Christchurch Branch.
- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Money, of Upper Hutt, Queen's Service Medal, New Zealand GirlGuiding
Information about nominating someone for an honour is available on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website. Nomination forms are accepted throughout the year, but the processing and consideration of nominations is likely to take at least six months prior to the announcement of an honours list at Queen's Birthday or New Year.
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