Recog­ni­tion goes to peo­ple in many fields

Central Leader - - News - By Janie Smith

Po­lice, mu­si­cians, sci­en­tists and doc­tors were among Auck­lan­ders hon­oured for their ser­vice in the Queen’s Birth­day Hon­ours.

More than three decades spent study­ing acous­tics earned re­tired pro­fes­sor Arthur Mar­shall the ti­tle of dis­tin­guished com­pan­ion of the New Zealand Or­der of Merit.

The Mt Al­bert man was made a fel­low of the Royal So­ci­ety of New Zealand in 1994 and awarded sev­eral over­seas medals for his work in the field.

Ep­som sports star Wyn­ton Rufer was also made a com­pan­ion of the or­der, for his ser­vices to soc­cer.

His na­tional and in­ter­na­tional ca­reer as a player earned him high sport­ing ac­co­lades and he has worked with char­i­ties in­clud­ing World Vi­sion.

Diane Bag­u­ley has been made a mem­ber of the New Zealand Or­der of Merit for her work in de­vel­op­ing stan­dards and qual­ity as­sur­ance across many fields.

The One­hunga wo­man has re­ceived sev­eral na­tional and in­ter­na­tional awards and is a trustee of the Ox­fam New Zealand board.

Cen­tral city busi­ness­man Ross Jewell has also been made a mem­ber for ser­vices to busi­ness and One­hunga artist Michael Philip was given the hon­our for ser­vices to art.

New com­pan­ions of the Queen’s Ser­vice Or­der in­clude Dr Me­lani Anae of cen­tral Auck­land, for her work with the Pa­cific Is­land com­mu­nity.

A win­ner of the Ful­bright New Zealand se­nior award, she has writ­ten sev­eral books and had her work pub­lished in a variety of jour­nals.

San­dring­ham po­lice of­fi­cer de­tec­tive sergeant Philip Kirkham re­ceived the Queen’s Ser­vice Medal for his 25 years’ work with the po­lice.

He was in­stru­men­tal in set­ting up the child abuse cen­tre Puawait­ahi, the first of its kind in Aus­trala­sia.

Fel­low of­fi­cer de­tec­tive Cushla O’Shea of Grey Lynn also re­ceived the medal for her work, which in­cluded ser­vice in the Solomon Is­lands.

Pra­tima Nand of Mt Roskill was recog­nised for ser­vices to the In­dian com­mu­nity, while Ep­som res­i­dents Don­ald and Jen­nie Sew Hoy were hon­oured for ser­vices to the Chi­nese com­mu­nity.

Michael Vidulich’s 20-year ca­reer as a mu­si­cian and mu­sic teacher also earned him the Queen’s Ser­vice Medal as a re­ward.

He has con­ducted and played with a range of orches­tras.

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