Eight recipients were welcomed to Government House Auckland for their investiture ceremony this afternoon, including Dr Richard Wong She. Dr Wong She received a CNZM for his influential work in burn care both in New Zealand and internationally. He was the Clinical Leader of the New Zealand National Burn Service, and was lead burn surgeon following the 2019 Whakaari/White Island eruption. Also recognised was Venus Cherrington, who is a rural nurse in Kaikohe. Mrs Cherrington received a QSM for supporting her community, including caring for those needing end of life care, and ensuring families had groceries and prepared meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulations to all of this afternoon’s recipients.