Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Property developers, retailers, fashion designers honoured

Property developers, retailers, fashion designers and entrepreneurs recognised in New Year Honours

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Property developers, retailers, fashion designers and other businesspeople were among those awarded New Year Honours by the Queen this year.

The honours are made by Queen Elizabeth II, in her capacity as the Queen of New Zealand, to recognise the achievements or service by New Zealanders or for New Zealand. Prime Minister John Key reinstated the awarding of knighthoods and damehoods to the New Zealand honours system in 2009 after previous Labour Prime Minster Helen Clark dropped them in 2000 in favour of local awards.

In the latest awards, Auckland businesswoman Alison Paterson and fashion designer Trelise Cooper were honoured as Dames while Hamilton businessman Peter Vela, who has fishing and thoroughbred horse interests, was among those awarded knighthoods.

Christchurch businessman Richard Ballentyne, a director of the Ballentynes department store, was honoured as a Companion of the Order, along with fellow Christchurch businessman Peter Townsend.

Peter Cooper, who backed the development of the Britomart area in Auckland, was also honoured as a Companion, along with tourism executive Earl Hagaman, Bomac Laboratories founder Don McLaren and Profile Foods founders Bernard and Ann Crosby.

Fashion designer Karen Walker was honoured as a Companion while World designer Francis Hooper was honoured as a Member.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Interest Rates: Wheeler Hikes OCR To 3% On Inflationary Pressures, Eyes Kiwi

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler lifted the official cash rate for the second time in as many months, saying non-tradable inflationary pressures were "becoming apparent" in an economy that’s picking up pace and he's watching the impact of a strong kiwi dollar on import prices. More>>


Scoop Business: Equity Crowd Funding Carries Risks, High Failure Rate

Equity crowd funding, which became legal in New Zealand this month, comes with a high risk of failure based on figures showing existing forays into social capital have a success rate of less than 50 percent, one new entrant says. More>>


Scoop Business: NZ Migration Rises To 11-Year High In March

The country gained a seasonally adjusted 3,800 net new migrants in March, the most since February 2003, said Statistics New Zealand. A net 400 people left for Australia in March, down from 600 in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures. More>>


Hugh Pavletich: New Zealand’s Bubble Economy Is Vulnerable

The recent Forbes e-edition article by Jesse Colombo assesses the New Zealand economy “ 12 Reasons Why New Zealand's Economic Bubble Will End In Disaster ”, seems to have created quite a stir, creating extensive media coverage in New Zealand. More>>


Thursday Market Close: Genesis Debut Sparks Energy Rally

New Zealand stock rose after shares in the partially privatised Genesis Energy soared as much as 18 percent in its debut listing on the NZX, buoying other listed energy companies in the process. Meridian Energy, MightyRiverPower, Contact Energy and TrustPower paced gains. More>>


Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>


Get More From Scoop

Computer Power Plus
Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news