Professor John Moorfield, of HamiltonProfessor John Moorfield received the Insignia of a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for services to Māori language education. Professor Moorfield is an expert in the teaching of the Māori language. He has been an advocate for the survival and advancement of the Māori language for more than 40 years and has written many Māori language teaching resources that are used in secondary schools and tertiary institutions. His resource Te Whanake is recognised as an international model for minority language education programmes. He has made Māori language learning accessible by allowing programmes to be freely accessed through the internet, and has produced Māori language teaching podcasts, which are the first of their kind in New Zealand. He advises organisations on Māori language, including the Māori Language Commission on its monolingual Māori dictionary He Pataka Kupu. Professor Moorfield was a lecturer in Māori at the University of Waikato for 21 years, where he established the Bachelor of Arts degree in Te Reo Māori. He has taught at the University of Otago and is Professor of Māori Innovation and Development at the Auckland University of Technology.