Ms Helene Wong, of Auckland,ONZM, for services to the arts and the Chinese community
Helene Wong is an author, actor, director, film critic, screenwriter and script consultant. She was the inaugural Development Consultant for the New Zealand Film Commission. She served on the New Zealand Film Commission Board and the New Zealand Writers Foundation Board, and chaired the Moving Image Centre Board. She has written and directed a number of television documentaries. She wrote and directed the television film ‘Footprints of the Dragon’, published the memoir ‘Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story’, and created a series of artworks for the Auckland War Memorial Museum exhibition ‘Being Chinese in Aotearoa’. She has served as a juror for the Asia-Pacific Film Festival and New Zealand Television Awards, and as a judge and convenor of the Media Peace Awards and the International Screen and Television Writers Festival.