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Star 24 June 1910, Page 3 NEW ZEALANDER KNIGHTED
The following Birthday honours are announced — Knights Commander of St Michael and St George, Hon William Hall-Jones, High Commissioner for New Zealand. Sir William Hall-Jones, High Commissioner for New Zealand, who has been made a Knight Commander of St Michael and St George is a native of Folkestone, England, where he was born on January 16, 1851. He received his education at the public schools of his native town, and at an early age was apprenticed to the carpentering trade. After following his trade at Home for a few years, he emigrated to New Zealand in 1875. Taking up his residence at Timaru, he followed his trade, and soon won the esteem of those with whom he came into contact, earning the reputation of being a very capable man of business and always thoroughly reliable. He took an interest in municipal affairs, and for some years occupied seats on the Timaru Borough Council and the Levels Road Board. On the death of Mr Turnbull, the sitting member, in 1890, he was returned to the House of Representatives, and sat continuously for that constituency till October, 1908, when he was appointed to succeed the Hon W. P. Reeves as High Commissioner for the dominion. In 1891 he was appointed junior Liberal Whip, but in 1903 he resigned, his ideas not conforming with those of his political leaders. He then constituted in his own person what was known as the Fourth Party." For three years he sat alone, keenly criticising the Government policy. In February, 1896, Sir Patrick Buckley and the Hon W. P. Reeves resigned, the former to accept a judgeship, and the latter to become Agent-General, and Mr Flail- Jones was offered a seat in the Seddon Administration. Ho became Minister of Public Works and Marine, and remained a member of the Government till his translation to London. On the death of Mr Seddon, in June 1906 (Sir Joseph Ward being absent at the Postal Conference at Rome), he accepted the Premiership, with the additional portfolios of Colonial Treasurer, Minister of .Education and Labour. He resigned the Premiership on Sir Joseph's return in August 1906, and assumed the portfolios of Public Works and Railways in the Ward Government. Pressure of Ministerial work impaired his health, and in July of the following year he took twelve months' holiday, and proceeded to Great Britain.

New Zealand Herald, 16 March 1918, Page 8 For War Service
Members of the Fifth Class or Members of the Order:
Mrs. Florence Guinness, Timaru
Dominion, 3 June 1919, Page 5
O.B.E. (Fourth-Class or "Officer" of the Order.)
Victor Grace Day, Stipendiary Magistrate, Timaru for services as a Member of a Military Service Board.

M.B.E. Fifth Class or "Member" of the Order.
Mrs. Nesta Gertrude Maling, Timaru for services in connection with the Countess of Liverpool Fund for the NZEF.
Bernard Edward Howard Tripp, Timaru for the NZ branch of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
Thomas Edward Gunnion, Temuka

Ashburton Guardian, 3 June 1919, Page 4
British Empire Order published to-day includes the name of Mr V. G. Day, S.M., Timaru, who has been appointed to the Fourth Class, or Officer of the Order (O.B.E.).

Feilding Star, 8 August 1919, Page 2 The New Zealand awards King's birthday list.
M.C. Major A. H. St. G. Hamersley, S.L.I. (Timaru).

Timaru Herald, 4 June 1920, Page 7
Among the King's Birthday honours, Mr Thomas Noel Brodrick, Under-Secretary for the Lands and Survey Department, formerly for many years a resident of Timaru when District Government Surveyor, is made a Companion of the Imperial Service Order (I.S.O.).

New Zealand Herald, 3 June 1935, Page 11 Knighted
Sir Henry Horton is chairman and managing-director of Wilson and Horton, Limited, publishers of The New Zealand Herald and The Weekly News. He is the eldest son of the late Mr. A. G. Horton, one of the newspaper pioneers of New Zealand. Born at Timaru in 1870 he was educated at Christ's College, Christchurch, and Auckland University College and graduated B.A. of the University of New Zealand. He has spent his adult life at practical newspaper work first as journalist and later in the direction and management of the affairs of the Herald and Weekly News and the general business of Wilson and Horton, Limited. He has now been 47 years at active newspaper work, and is among the most experienced of New Zealand's present day newspaper leaders. Sir Henry is chairman of the New Zealand Section of the Empire Press Union and chairman of the United Press Association. In addition to' newspaper work he has many outside activities. He is a member of the Council of the Auckland University College, a director and former chairman of the New Zealand Insurance Company and a local director of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company, Limited. He has been a member of the Auckland Rotary Club.

New Zealand Herald, 8 June 1939, Page 10 HONOURS BIRTHDAY
O.B.E. (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) Miss Janet Rhoda Barr, of Wellington, late principal of the Girls' High School, Timaru.

New Zealand Herald, 2 June 1943, Page 2
Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.).
Captain and Quartermaster Archibald Mathieson, New Zealand Permanent Staff, Timaru

Auckland Star, 14 June 1945, Page 7 HONOURS LIST KING'S BIRTHDAY
BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL Flight-Sergeant A. J. Smaill, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Timaru.

Evening Post, 5 January 1945, Page 6 NEW YEAR AWARD
Advice has been received by the Minister of Defence (Mr. Jones) from the High Commissioner for New Zealand in London, that the King has approved of the award of the Distinguished-Service Cross to Temporary Lieutenant Reginald Michael John O'Connor, Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve, in the New Year Honours List. Lieutenant O'Connor joined the Royal New Zealand Navy as an ordinary seaman, Scheme B, on January 16, 1941, and after training with the Royal Navy was promoted to temporary sub-lieutenant in January, 1942, and a temporary lieutenant in January, 1943. Born at Timaru in September, 1914, he was a wool clerk prior to joining the Royal New Zealand Navy. His next-of-kin is his wife, Mrs. N. L. O'Connor, 46 Wilson Street, Timaru. Lieutenant O'Connor, recently returned to New Zealand and is at present on foreign service leave.

Evening Post, 2 January 1945, Page 4 THE NEW YEAR LIST
Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.).
Captain Edward William Desmond Unwin, New Zealand Temporary Staff, of Timaru.

1st Jan 1946 .British Empire Medal (Civil Division) Merva Sheldon, Mrs. JEUNE, Secretary, Fairlie Branch of the Women's War Service Auxiliary. Merva married J.F.D. Jeune in 1929.

Hilda, Mrs Tweedy, of Timaru for services in connection with the reception and welfare of sick and wounded prisoners of war.

The Times
The New Year Honours

Thursday, Jan 01, 1953
O.B.E. - A.E. Lawrence of Timaru, for service to the community
M.B.E. - W.P. Black, engineer of the Waimate C.C.

Saturday, Jan 01, 1955; pg. 4 Civil Division
O.B.E. - William David Campbell, of Timaru, for service to law education and journalism.
O.B.E. - A.G. Pitts, medical practitioner, at Waimate, for service to community.

Tuesday, Jan 01, 1957; pg. 4
M.B.E. - L.J. Collins, clerk and treasurer, Waimate County Council

Wednesday, Jan 01, 1969
O.B.E. - V.W. Wilson, Timaru, service to local government.
M.B.E. - A.J. Mcrae, Waimate, service to local government

To be Officers of the said Order:

6 June 1975
Q.S.M. for Public Service
Claude Henry Shackell, Timaru. for services to civil defence and the community.
Miss Violet May TEW, of Timaru. For services to nursing.

1976 Queen's Service Medal for Community Service (QSM)
George Alexander Hornsey – of Timaru.

The Queen's Birthday Honours 1995
OBE Alister Austen DEANS, of Geraldine. For services to art.
QSM June Emily, Mrs BONNINGTON, of Timaru.
QSM Kathleen Florence, Mrs WILLS, JP, of Timaru.

New Zealand New Year Honours 1996
Q.S.M. for Public Services Francis Arthur John TIMBLICK, of Geraldine.
QSM for Public Services: Phyllis Kathleen, Mrs CHAPMAN, of Pleasant Point, South Canterbury.

The Queen's Birthday Honours 1996
MNZM Sydney Raymond BENNETT, JP, of Timaru. For services to local government and the community.

New Zealand New Year Honours 1997
MNZM Mrs Valarie Winnifred PENTY, of Timaru. For services to the community.

The Queen's Birthday Honours  1997
Q.S.M. for Public Services Lawrence William BLAKEMORE, of Pleasant Point.

New Zealand New Year Honours 1998
C.N.Z.M. For services to education and the community. Mrs Beatrice Rae WILSON South Canterbury.
M.N.Z.M. For services to the community. Mrs Jean Elizabeth LEWIS, of Timaru.

The Queen's Birthday Honours  1998
Q.S.M. for Public Services Mrs Nanette Anne WRIGHT, of Waimate.

New Zealand New Year Honours 1999
M.N.Z.M. For services to the community. Mrs Isobel Anne MAYMAN, of Timaru.

The Queen's Birthday Honours  1999
M.N.Z.M. John Robert WILKIE, of Timaru. For services to drama and the community.
Q.S.M. Mrs Edith Mary ESLER, of Timaru.
Q.S.M. Maxwell Gerald TAYLOR, of Timaru.
Q.S.O. Order for Public Services Mrs Beverley Marie TRAUE, of Waimate

The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2000
O.N.Z.M. Colin Albert MURDOCH, of Timaru. For services to inventing.
M.N.Z.M. Gordon Edgar HASELL, of Timaru. For services to mountaineering and search and rescue.
Q.S.M. for Community Service Douglas Alexander BAIRD, of Timaru.
Q.S.M. for Public Services in East Timor: Peter John BURT, of Timaru. Detective Sergeant (temporary Inspector), New Zealand Police.
Q.S.M. for Public Services Mrs Alison Mamie ANDERSON, of Temuka.

New Zealand New Year Honours 2000
O.N.Z.M. Owen Marshall JONES, of Timaru. For services to literature.
Q.S.M. for Community Service Francis Verdon BROSNAHAN, of Timaru
Q.S.M. for Public Services James Joseph HODGES, of Geraldine.

New Zealand New Year Honours 2001
MNZM Errol Freeman Brathwaite was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature. Attended TBHS.
Q.S.M. for Public Service Desmond Usher KEARNS, J.P., of Otipua, Timaru.

The Queen's Birthday Honours  2001
M.N.Z.M. For services to the community. Mrs Edith Jessie McGIMPSEY, of Waimate.
Q.S.O. Order for Public Services Mrs Olwen Grace Mary NORTON, of Timaru.

New Zealand New Year Honours 2002
Q.S.O. Order for Public Services Wynne Archdall RAYMOND, J.P., of Timaru.

The Queen's Birthday Honours and Golden Jubilee Honours 2002
Q.S.O. Order for Public Services Derek Bowden HAYMAN, of Timaru.
M.N.Z.M. Mrs Winifred Eleanor TODD, of Waimate, South Canterbury. For services to the community.

New Zealand New Year Honours 2003
O.N.Z.M. Mrs Doreen Isabella McLAY, of Waimate. For services to bowls and the community.
M.N.Z.M. Allan Stewart Doak EVANS, of Temuka. For services to conservation.
Q.S.M. for Public Services Mrs Roberta May LAURIE, of Waimate

The Queen's Birthday Honours  2003
Q.S.M. for Public Services John Lachlan McKINNON, of Timaru.

New Zealand New Year Honours 2004
C.N.Z.M.Mr John Barton Ormond ACLAND, J.P., of Geraldine.
O.N.Z.M. Mr Gavin Neil WILTON, of Timaru. For services to surgery.
Q.S.M. Mr Alister John COTTERELL, of Timaru.
Q.S.M. Mr Zismore Victor LURAJUD, of Timaru.

The Queen's Birthday Honours  2004
Q.S.M. for Public Services Mr Bruce William LEADLEY, of Timaru.
Q.S.M. for Public Services Mr Colin McSporran MacGOUGAN, J.P., of Timaru.
Q.S.M. for Community Service Mrs Alison Christina NEILL, of Fairlie. [Moreh] The Fairlie Angel. 2011

New Zealand New Year Honours 2005
Q.S.M. for Public Services Mr Trevor Wiremu GRIFFITHS, J.P., of Timaru.
Q.S.M. for Public Services Mr Herbert George HARRISON, of Timaru.

The Queen's Birthday Honours  2005
Q.S.M. for Public Services Mr Leonard Stuart HOME, of Timaru
Q.S.O. Companions for community service Allan James Hubbard, South Canterbury.

New Zealand New Year Honours 2006
Q.S.O. To be Companions of the said Order for Community Service: Miss Rosemary Ann CARRUTHERS, of Timaru.
Q.S.M. Mr Barry John O'NEILL, J.P., of South Canterbury for community service. M.N.Z.M.
M.N.Z.M. Mr Neil Carmichael ANDERSON, of Fairlie. For services to local body affairs and the community.
O.N.Z.M. Ms Elspeth Somerville SANDYS, of Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom.
For services to literature. Sandys, Elspeth (birth name: Somerville, Elspeth ) (a.k.a. Alley, Elspeth ) was born  18 March 1940 in Timaru, her mother was an Alley. SANDYS is a pseudonym. Elspeth Sandys is one of New Zealand's leading novelists.

New Zealand New Year Honours 2007
Q.S.M. for Public Services  Mrs Averil Ada LANGRELL, of Geraldine.
Mrs Langrell was a speech language therapist in the Geraldine district, in particular with Geraldine Primary School, for over 40 years until 2006. She was particularly dedicated to her students, worked many extra hours and taught children who did not qualify for a subsidy. Many of the students she has taught have since excelled in their studies or careers.

The Queen's Birthday Honours  2007
Q.S.M. For services to music and entertainment. Mr Noel Francis BURNS, of Timaru. Noel Burns is remembered for over 25 yrs as MC of the annual Caroline Bay Carnival at the Sound Shell. Last year was December 2011. He hosted 800 shows. He sang country music. In 2003 Timaru’s Noel Burns third album was 'Special to Me' country and popular songs performed by Noel Burns. His two previous albums are Country Is and Modern Day Cowboy (1989). Born in Timaru in Dec. 1946. He attended Washdyke Primary School and Timaru Technical College 1952 -1963. He was in retail in Timaru from 1964 to 2011 (48 years). Started as an compere /entertainer in Timaru based in December 1969.
Q.S.M. For services to heritage railways. Mr Russell Fleming PAUL, of Timaru.

New Zealand New Year Honours 2008 The Queen has been pleased, on the occasion of the celebration of the New Year, to make the following awards of The Queen’s Service Medal:
Q.S.M. Mr Brian Patrick SCHIMANSKI, of Timaru. Chief Fire Officer, Pleasant Point Volunteer Fire Brigade, New Zealand Fire Service. For services to the New Zealand Fire Service.

Q.S.M. Mr Melven George (Rowdy) AITKEN, of Temuka. For services to the community.

Temuka Transport sunrise April 26th 2014 Port Loop.

Timaru Herald 30/09/2014
Rowdy Aitken inducted into New Zealand Road Transport Hall of Fame.
Temuka Transport founder Melven "Rowdy" Aitken has been inducted into the New Zealand Road Transport Hall of Fame.
He was one of five new inductees who were honoured last week for their contribution to the road transport industry in New Zealand. Aitken, along with three others, bought Temuka Transport initially and has now built the company into the impressive business it is today. Born in Dunedin, Aitken left school at the age of 16 and spent the next eight years labouring on a farm in Waitahuna before moving on to driving bulldozers for a contractor in Lawrence. In the late 1950s he moved to Nelson to pick fruit for a year before moving to Timaru and embedding his life in the transport industry, starting out at Millers Transport driving predominantly stock trucks and lime sowers. In 1967 Aitken and three drivers from Millers Transport, Trevor Walsh, Des Cunningham and Johnny Priddle, compiled a deal to buy Temuka Transport. They acquired one yard and 17 trucks, half of which were on blocks and robbed of parts to keep others going. After a couple of years, two of the drivers sold out and 10 years later Aitken and Trevor Walsh split the business. Walsh retained the earthmoving equipment and established Temuka Trench and Excavation, and Aitken retained the general and rural cartage side of the operation continuing to trade as Temuka Transport. In Temuka Transport's 47-year history, local dairying has accounted for 60 per cent of the business operation. The company's unprecedented levels of service and outstanding relationships within the industry have been attributed to its long-standing success. Temuka Transport has grown to a level where it now operates more than 70 trucks and six large container handlers. It also runs the Temuka rail head for Kiwi Rail, operates a number of storage sheds and has a staff of 115. Aitken is a great believer in the community spirit and there are very few sports clubs or organisations in the district that have not benefited from his input in some way or another. His services were also honoured in 2008 he was awarded for his outstanding contribution to the community with a Queens Service Medal. At 79 Aitken continues to run the business as manager/director. A recent acquisition of one of his first trucks, a 1962 Bedford laying dormant and bedraggled in a paddock in Luggate will keep him busy, restoring it to its former glory.

Sept. 2015. MT
Nectarine tree in bloom. It is early days and the blossom seems slower this year, Sept. 2015.
In January 2016  Temuka Transport operated 90 trucks and six large container handlers. Barwood Motors was sold to Temuka Transport in December 2015.

New Zealand New Year Honours 2009
Q.S.M. For services to conservation. Mr Fraser Bell ROSS, of Timaru.
Q.S.M. Ms Wikitoria Suvia BAKER, of Temuka. For services to Maori, music and the community. She sang at the Commonwealth Games opening in Christchurch in 1974.
David Armstrong, JP, received the New Zealand Order of Merit.

[MNZM] New Zealand Order of Merit is an order established in 1996

New Zealand New Year Honours 2010
MNZM Mr Bruce Te Kaeaea Werahiko Wikitoa, of Timaru. For services to Maori.

Queen's Birthday Honours, 2010
MNZM (Member of the Order)
John Keith Hargraves, Timaru, for services to organ restoration
Leslie Glanville Howard, Timaru, for services to the community.
ONZM Mr Thomas George HENDERSON, of Pleasant Point. For services to the community.

2011 Queen's Birthday Honours
MNZM Dr. Rodger Hilliker Zealand Order of Merit for his services as a general practitioner. He retired who retired last year after nearly 50 years as a GP in Temuka.

New Years Honours list 31/12/2010 Timaru Herald
Alan Munro QSM for his services to the community.  He is the The Hospice South Canterbury chief executive officer.
Struan Munro of Otematata QSM for services to local government and the Waitaki community. He has has dedicated 42 years of his life to local politics.
The man who saved Twizel. Decades after he saved Twizel and developed a world-class rowing facility, the honours continue to roll in for Max Smith.
Mr Smith, of Waipara, in North Canterbury, has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year honours list for services to rowing. Ironically that same service to rowing meant some of his former Ministry of Works bosses wanted him prosecuted under the Public Works Act when they realised that, as well as building a reservoir, he was also creating an international rowing course in Twizel. The former Ministry of Works project manager pushed to keep the Mackenzie Country town and created Lake Ruataniwha at the completion of the Upper Waitaki power scheme. The controversy cost him his job. Twizel sprang up during the 1960s and 1970s to house workers and their families on the giant power scheme and was to have been dismantled when construction was complete. "I built the rowing course, everybody knows that, but they seem to forget I spent $500 million on building power stations."

New Year Honours 2011
QSM Inspector David Hugh Gaskin, of Timaru. For services to the New Zealand Police
QSM  Mr Charles Richard Stewart, of Timaru. For services to youth.
QSM  Mrs Judith Raylene Stewart, of Timaru. For services to youth.

New Year Honours list 31/12/2010 Queen's Service Medal
Commander Inspector David Gaskin for services to the police.
Charles and Judith Stewart for services to youth.
Haidee Tiffen, who now lives in Christchurch, has been made a Member of the Order of Merit for services to women's cricket, former New Zealand women's cricket captain
Phillip Leishman, now living in Auckland, has been made an officer of the Order of New Zealand for services to media and the community. He was born in 1951 in Timaru, where his parents David and Noeline ran Leishman's Superette in North St, with the family living in the back of the shop. Phillip  was intensely interested in other people's lives, and loved to chat and solve the problems of the world with his customers," said his brother Mark Leishman recalled. "He would also ride his bike around the neighbourhood delivering groceries about 10.30pm every Saturday, riding several kilometres to meet the bus which dropped off the Sunday papers." At St Patrick's High School - which has since become Roncalli College - Phillip Leishman broke the record for the 100-yard sprint and was a prolific try-scorer on the wing for the First XV. He was also a keen participant in drama and speech events. He made his first television appearance in 1971. Leishman covered Olympic and Commonwealth Games between 1976 and 1998. He died in Feb. 25 2013 aged 61. 

9 June 2011 Timaru Herald Two former Timaru men have received Queen's Birthday honours.
Hailing from Timaru, Professor John Hattie has been honoured for academic work that has brought together studies of more than 80 million students around the world. His services to education were acknowledged when he was made an officer of the order along with another former South Canterbury man Doug Clemens, who was awarded a Queen's Service Medal.
Prof Hattie, 61, was born in Timaru and now lives in Melbourne. "I was raised in Timaru and lived on Tyne and Canada Sts. I went to Marchwiel and West [primary] Schools and Timaru Boys' High School," Mr Hattie said. He went to teachers college in Dunedin and returned to Timaru Boys' High to teach for nine months before going to Canada to do his PhD and has remained in academia since. He spent 10 years at a New South Wales university, 10 years in Perth, five years in North Carolina and 12 years at the University of Auckland. In December he moved to Melbourne University's Graduate School of Education as the director of its research institute. "I think one of the reasons they gave it [the Queen's honour] to me was because I developed the AsTTle test which is still used in every school in New Zealand." The test was an educational resource for assessing literacy and numeracy developed for the Ministry of Education. He also released the book Visible Learning, believed to be the world's largest evidence-based study into the factors that improve student learning. Involving more than 80 million students from around the world and bringing together 50,000 smaller studies, the study found positive teacher-student relationships improved learning.
    Rotorua lawyer Doug Clemens was awarded the Queen's Service Medal for his dedication to protecting and restoring buildings. Mr Clemens, who was educated at Bluecliffs, Southburn and Marist primary schools, then went on to St Bedes College and Canterbury University, has worked for more than 40 years to preserve Rotorua's historic buildings. A founding member and former chairman of the Rotorua Heritage and Civic Trust, Mr Clemens has worked to save Te Runanga Tearooms in Government Gardens, once derelict and facing demolition but now restored to their former glory and used as a cafe and wedding venue. Mr Clemens, who moved to Rotorua in 1967 to practise law, was also instrumental in restoring The Bath House, in the Rotorua Museum building, to its original 1908 specifications, a project due to be finished in August this year. Mr Clemens brother Colin `Scrummy' Clemens is well known in South Canterbury rugby circles.

New Year 2012
QSM Mr Alan Roderick Munro, of Timaru. For services to the community.

The Queen has been pleased on the occasion of the celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday and Diamond Jubilee, to make the following appointments to The Order of New Zealand:

CNZM Mr Owen Marshall Jones, ONZM, of Timaru. For services to literature.
QSM Mr Garrick Albert Dumble, JP, of Timaru. For services to the community.
QSM Mrs Alison Macaulay Linscott, of Timaru. For services to the community.

Timaru Herald 4/6/2012
The Queen's Birthday Honours list for 2012 has left six South Canterbury recipients humbled. A list of recipients has been revealed, which acknowledges four South Canterbury residents for services to the community, one for services to literature and one for services to music. Former South Canterbury man Michael Houstoun has also been honoured for his services to New Zealand music. He grew up in Timaru and started playing the piano at the age of five. Today he has been honoured for his services to New Zealand music. Timaru author Owen Marshall is among the list of Queen's Birthday Honours – making it round two. Mr Marshall, who had previously been honoured as a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, has been made a Companion of the Order. Mr Marshall was a secondary school teacher for 25 years before becoming a fulltime author. Renowned Kiwi muso and Geraldine native Jordan Luck was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. He has sung with The Exponents for 30 years and written and performed 18 Top 40 singles during his career. It all started in South Canterbury where, as a lad, Luck and bandmates played pubs and halls on the road to national fame. Hits included Victoria, Why Does Love Do This To Me, and I'll Say Good Bye (Even Though I'm Blue).

Oct. 2012. Ro Acland on volunteering: “I hope that the volunteering spirit will carry on indefinitely and that the next generation will enjoy it as much as I do.”

5 September 2012 Timaru Herald
Two South Cantabrians were presented with their Queen's Service Medals at a ceremony at Government House in Wellington yesterday - Rosemary Acland and Garry Dumble. Mrs Acland, of Peel Forest, received her QSM for services to the community, particularly for her role as chair of the Rangitata Gorge Landcare Group since 1998. In that time she has brought groups and government departments together to help control invasive weeds and pests in the upper Rangitata River valley. Mrs Acland was also a member of the Aoraki Conservation Board and chairperson of the Lincoln University Foundation. She established the Peel Forest Plan, the Peel Forest Enhancement Group and initiated the Geraldine Community Resource Centre Te Rito, which opened in 2007. Mrs Acland is also a lay minister in the Geraldine Anglican Parish, a funeral celebrant, and was Geraldine High School chaplain from 1999 till 2000.
    Timaru man Garry Dumble also received his QSM yesterday. Mr Dumble has 50 years of voluntary work under his belt, including planning and constructing Timaru's Mountain View Village, where he now lives and continues to assist whenever he can. He has also dedicated many years to the Lions organisation and for his efforts received humanitarian and service awards from the Lions Club International Foundation and Timaru Suburban Lions Club, of which he has been a member for 42 years. He also received a Timaru District Council community award in 2006 for outstanding voluntary services to the citizens of Timaru. Mr Dumble is a life member of the Lloyd Morgan Lions Club Charitable Trust, and was a member of the Southland County Council and United Council. He was a member of the Lumsden fire brigade for 21 years and was appointed a justice of the peace in 1971.
    Omarama man Jim Morris will be presented with the QSM tomorrow for services to the community, along with Alison Linscott of Timaru. Timaru-raised Michael Houstoun will become a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services as a pianist. Timaru-born musician Jordan Luck becomes a Member (MNZM) on Friday, for services to music.

2013 New Year's Honours - Warren Barker the Queen's Service Medal for services to the community, especially his work with the Caroline Bay Association, 30 years of voluntary service the last 16 years as President.  He joined the Caroline Bay Association as a volunteer when he was 13 and has been a member for more than 40 years, making a significant contribution to the success of its annual carnival. He was convener of music awards over ten years in Geraldine and Timaru and severed as a District Councillor for the Timaru District from 2004 to 2010. Retired to the Fairlie district in 2013.

Queen's Birthday Honours, 2013
MNZM Mr Joseph Gordon Butterfield, of Timaru. For services to health and the transport industry.
MNZM Mr Graeme Albert Nind, JP, of Timaru. For services to the community.
QSM Mr Robert John Campbell, of Fairlie. For services to pipe bands and the community.  John Campbell has been playing pipes for 57 years - learning from his father who was also a piper - and going on to play in a band at Timaru Boys' High. He has taught the bagpipe at Mackenzie College for 30 years with many of his students joining the band. He said there are not as many pipe bands as when he started but numerically the Mackenzie Highland Pipe Band - which has been going for 100 years - was large, with 17 pipers. When not playing the bagpipes he is the organist at St Columba Presbyterian Church in Fairlie. Other roles Mr Campbell has held include councillor for the Mackenzie District Council from 1989 to 1998 and past president and life member of the Mackenzie County Agricultural and Pastoral Society. He has served on the South Canterbury Federated Farmers branch committee and was its representative on the Aoraki Polytechnic Council from 2008 to 2010. After 29 years as a pipe major Mr Campbell has decided to step down.

New Year Honours List 2014
To be Officers of the said Order:
ONZM Mrs Jane Mary Annear, of Timaru. For services to local government.
ONZM Mr John Gordon Coles, of Waimate. For services to local government.
ONZM Mr Thomas Craig Lambie, of Pleasant Point. For services to education.

Queen's Birthday Honours, 2014
Canterbury and South Canterbury District Health Boards chair Murray Cleverley being made a member of the NZ Order of Merit, and former long-serving district councillor Jane Coughlan receiving the Queen's Service Medal.
MNZM Mr Donald Murray Douglas Cleverley, of Timaru. For services to business and the community.
MNZM Mr James Leybourne Wallace, of Geraldine. For services to the arts and conservation.
Q.S.M. Mrs Margaret Jane Coughlan, of Timaru. For services to the community.

New Year Honours List 2015
CNZM Mr William Leslie John Begg, of Timaru. For services to speed skating.
QSM Mr Raymond Gardner, of Fairlie. For services to the New Zealand Fire Service.

Queen's Birthday Honours 2015
MNZM Mr Graeme Douglas Murray, JP, of Lake Tekapo. For services to tourism and conservation.
Graeme Murray, MNZM, of Lake Tekapo, for services to tourism and conservation. He was a major figure in the development of Lake Tekapo's Air Safaris, the company run sight-seeing flights over the Southern Alps. He worked with the company from 1971 to 2001. He then co-founded Earth and Sky Astro Tourism, a night-time astronomy tourism business. As part of the company, he worked to refurbish and install a modern telescope in an unused observatory on Mt John and constructed a conservatory-like cafe. The business draws around 75,000 tourists per year.

TH June 1 2015
MNZM Mr Donald Gordon McFarlane, JP, of Geraldine. For services to agriculture and the community.
Don McFarlane MNZM for services to agriculture and the community. He operates a farm near Temuka and had also been instrumental in growing cooperative businesses for rural communities, including Combined Rural Traders (CRT), Farmlands, New Zealand Honey and Blackcurrants New Zealand. He has served as chairman of the Aoraki Regional Development Council, as Federated Farmers South Canterbury president, and as a district councillor. McFarlane said his passion lay in agriculture, and water and irrigation, having been involved in all three of the South Canterbury irrigation schemes. It was also a satisfying journey enabling a small cooperative business, CRT, to grow into a national company with a $2 billion turnover, he said. He is currently involved in the community as Director of Presbyterian Support, and through the Temuka Challenge Trust, Ngai Tahu iwi, Lions International and as a Justice of the Peace. He is currently a director of Hunter Downs and the South Canterbury Irrigation Trust. He chairs Clough Holdings and is a director of Farmlands and Moeraki Investments. McFarlane said he has always found South Canterbury a positive community and a place where "things get done". As a Nuffield Scholar, he has provided mentoring and training for young leaders. He believed it was important to mentor and help young people get into business through development courses."I've got a great deal of faith in the young people. We have a responsibility to develop the next generation," he said.

New Years Honours 2016
The Order of New Zealand with membership of the ONZ limited to 20 living people. Membership does not carry a title.

ONZ Mr Richard Hugh McCaw, of Christchurch. For services to New Zealand. Dated at Wellington 31st December 2015
MNZM Mr Colin John Hawke, of Timaru. For services to rugby.
MNZM Mr Jonathon Charles Wilfred Kirk, of Waimate. For services to agriculture.
QSM Dr Cecilia Casware Smith-Hamel, of Timaru. For services to mental health.

Your Name

 It came from your father,
It was all he had to give,
So it’s yours to cherish
As long as you may live.

 If you lose the watch he gave you,
It can always be replaced,
But a black mark on your name, son,
Can never be erased.

 It was clean the day you took it,
And a worthy name to bear,
When I got it from my father,
There was no dishonour there.

 So make sure you guard it wisely –
After all is said and done,
You’ll be glad the name is spotless,
When you give it to your son.

Author Unknown

South Canterbury NZGenWeb Project 

Amy Jones from Fairlie received the QSM in the 1990s for her work with Women's Division where she had been a councillor, South Island Vice president and elected dominion treasurer from 1983 to 1991.