Mrs Judith Geare, of Wellington, MNZM for services to language education and New Zealand-Germany relations
Judith Geare is the Head of the Language Department at the Goethe-Institut in Wellington. She has taught German language courses and has convened an annual conference for teachers of German in New Zealand. She helped establish German in Aotearoa New Zealand (GANZ) and New Zealand’s International Language Week. She led the provision of language training for New Zealanders travelling to Germany as part of Creative New Zealand’s Berlin Writers and Visual Arts Residencies, and has helped to establish and run cultural exchanges between students in New Zealand and Germany. Mrs Geare helped create the online animation series ‘Lifeswap’, which explores cultural differences through the eyes of two exchange students.