Order of Merit for Lomu and Fagan

Two NZ sports greats were made members of the New Zealand Order of Merit at this year’s investiture ceremony. All Black legend Jonah Lomu and sheep shearing champion David Fagan (pictured) both received the honour, along with writer Patricia Grace, prison welfare worker Kim Workman, actress Ginette McDonald and veteran Hawkes Bay Detective Sergeant Brian Schaab. “It was a proud moment for myself and my family,” said Lomu, who will write a daily blog covering this year’s Rugby World Cup. “It’s not just for me, it recognises rural New Zealand. It’s great,” said Fagan, a 15-time Golden Shears winner. Sir Kenneth Keith, NZ’s representative on the International Court of Justice, was made a member of the Order of New Zealand – the country’s highest honour.


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