Henry Receives Knighthood
Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks coach Graham Henry, 65, has been awarded a knighthood in New Zealand’s annual New Year Honours List. Henry, a former school teacher, who resigned the All Blacks coaching job after the World Cup final in October, is now Sir Graham Henry and the latest of a handful of former players or coaches to receive one of New Zealand’s highest honours. “I feel very humbled in getting this award,” Henry said. “Obviously winning the Rugby World Cup put the icing on the cake. I don’t think I’d be standing here today if we hadn’t done that.” Northland-born artist Ralph Hotere, 80, has joined the list of 20 greatest living New Zealanders after being made a Member of the Order of New Zealand (ONZ). Painter, sculptor and collaborative artist Hotere is regarded as one of this country’s most important contemporary artists. World of WearableArt (WOW) founder Suzie Moncrieff and former TVNZ chairwoman Rosanne Meo were made Dames Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM).