TE HIRA, Ms Jane (nee Maxwell) Ngāpuhi NZOM
For services to sport
Ms Jane Te Hira is the first woman to represent New Zealand in three different sporting codes, namely basketball, softball and hockey from the 1950s.
1953-1955 NZ Indoor Basketball Team
1954-1955 NZ Softball Team
1956 NZ Hockey Team (World championships)
Kahurangi Dame Lisa Marie Carrington (Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Ngāti Porou) MNZM, DNZM
For services to canoe racing
She is New Zealand’s most successful Olympian, having won six Olympic medals across a total of 23 medals in her canoe racing career.
Lisa has won 10 world championship gold medals, supports and coaches young paddlers at her home club in Ōhope, and works with Canoe Racing New Zealand to grow the sport.
Carrington was named the most influential Māori Sports Personality of the last 30 years in the “2020 Māori Sports Awards 30 in 30” show.
Lisa has won the Albie Pryor Rongomaraeroa Māori Sportsperson of the year on eight occasions including 2021 for her outstanding achievements at the Tokyo Olympics.
She was named Halberg High Performance Sportswoman of the Decade this year, Sportswoman of the Year and Supreme Award Winner at the 2016 Halberg Awards and made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013.