At this morning’s investiture ceremony, one of New Zealand’s greatest-ever rugby league players received a CNZM for services to the sport. Over 18 years, Benji Marshall played 346 NRL games – the most of any New Zealand player. He was also part of the Kiwis team who won the Rugby League World Cup in 2008, which remains the only time our national team has won the trophy.
Also among those recognised was Ladi6, receiving an MNZM acknowledging her 20-year career in music. During this time, she has released three albums and has won multiple awards including the prestigious Taite Music Prize, which is awarded to the best New Zealand album of the year.
You can find more images from this morning's ceremony here.