Jane Kominik, Wellington, received the Insignia of a Companion of the Queen's Service Order, for services to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Ms Kominik worked in the public sector in a variety of capacities, principally in the development of arts, culture, and heritage policy for more than 30 years. She served with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the New Zealand High Commission in London, with the State Services Commission and the Department of Internal Affairs. During the 1980s, she served as a departmental representative on the New Zealand Film Commission, the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council, the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, and the board of trustees of the National Art Gallery and the National Museum and War Memorial. She was appointed the deputy chief executive and senior policy manager at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage when it was established in 1991. During her time at the ministry, she was involved in major cultural policy development, including legislation relating to arts, heritage, and broadcasting. She was instrumental in raising New Zealand’s perspective on international cultural treaties.