The Wellington New Year 2023 investitures began this morning, with eleven recipients honoured for their outstanding contributions to New Zealand. Dame Jan Wright was recognised for her services to the State and the environment. Dame Jan was Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment for ten years, and has delivered major reports on climate change.
Outstanding services to the environment, drug harm reduction, health, the State, the community, and social justice were acknowledged.
Jimmy Gordon, QSM for services to the community, is making and gifting poppy bowls to every Returned and Services Association and marae in New Zealand.