Ordinary membership of the Order of New Zealand, New Zealand’s highest honour, is limited to 20 living people. Many of them are shown here at the order’s biennial dinner at Government House in Wellington, in 2011, hosted by the governor-general and his wife. They are (back row from left): Rebecca Kitteridge (secretary and registrar of the Order of New Zealand), Sir Don McKinnon, Sir Owen Woodhouse, Sir Brian Lochore, Ken Douglas, Emeritus Professor Sir Lloyd Geering, Emeritus Professor C. K. Stead, Emeritus Professor Sir Kenneth Keith, Sir Bob Charles; (front row from left): His Eminence Cardinal Tom Williams, the Right Honourable Jim Bolger, Lady Susan Satyanand, Governor-General the Right Honourable Sir Anand Satyanand, Lady June Blundell, Honourable Dame Catherine Tizard, Dame Miriam Dell and the Right Honourable Jonathan Hunt. Members of the order in 2011 absent from the photograph were: Margaret Mahy, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir (Frederick) Miles Warren, Dr Clifford Whiting, the Right Honourable Michael Moore, Sir Murray Halberg and the Right Honourable Helen Clark.
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