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Roll of The Honourables

Alphabetical by surname. This list is updated from time to time to reflect new appointments and deaths of holders of the title.

Please contact the Honours Unit if you have any queries about the list.

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the use and grant of the title “The Honourable” in New Zealand (abbreviated to “The Hon”) for life to the following people, in recognition of their service as either:

  • a Member of the Executive Council, or
  • a Judge of the High Court (including Judges of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal).

Name

Service

Date granted

The Honourable Christopher John ALLAN, CNZM 

Judicial  

18 September 2013

The Honourable Sir Noel Crossley ANDERSON, KNZM, QC

Judicial

6 March 2008

The Honourable James Patrick ANDERTON

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Pamela Jean ANDREWS

Judicial

28 September 2015

The Honourable Margaret Elizabeth AUSTIN, CNZM

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable John Archibald BANKS, CNZM, QSO

Executive Council

28 January 1997

The Honourable Sir William David BARAGWANATH, KNZM, QC

Judicial

23 August 2010

The Honourable Sir (Richard) Ian BARKER, QC

Judicial

4 September 1997

The Honourable Richard John BARKER

Executive Council

21 November 2008

Dr The Honourable Michael Edward Rainton BASSETT, QSO

Executive Council

9 February 1990

The Honourable David Henry BENSON-POPE

Executive Council

25 February 2008

The Honourable Kerry James (Chester) BORROWS, MP

Executive Council

8 October 2014

The Honourable John Spencer BOSCAWEN

Executive Council

9 May 2011

The Honourable Maxwell Robert BRADFORD

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable Phillida Elizabeth BUNKLE

Executive Council

8 October 2002

The Honourable Philip Ralph BURDON

Executive Council

28 January 1997

The Honourable Sir (Thomas) Kerry BURKE

Executive Council

16 September 1987

The Honourable Richard Mark BURTON

Executive Council

5 November 2007

The Honourable David John BUTCHER

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable Christopher Joseph CARTER

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable John McGregor CARTER, QSO

Executive Council

13 June 2011

The Honourable Dame Silvia Rose CARTWRIGHT, PCNZM, DBE, QSO

Judicial

20 March 2001

The Honourable David Francis CAYGILL, CNZM

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable Stephanie Anne CHADWICK

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Lester Hugh CHISHOLM, CNZM

Judicial  

18 September 2013

The Honourable Bruce Windsor CLIFFE

Executive Council

22 July 1996

The Honourable Judith Anne COLLINS, MP

Executive Council

30 November 2014

The Honourable Warren Ernest COOPER, CNZM, JP

Executive Council

31 August 1984

The Honourable Clayton James COSGROVE, MP

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Sir Michael John CULLEN, KNZM

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable David Richard CUNLIFFE, MP

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Lianne DALZIEL

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Tuariki John Edward DELAMERE

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable John Anthony DOOGUE

Judicial

8 July 2002

The Honourable Sir Roger Owen DOUGLAS

Executive Council

10 February 1976

The Honourable Peter Francis DUNNE, MP

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable Sir Edward Taihakurei Junior DURIE, KNZM

Judicial

7 December 2006

The Honourable Harry James DUYNHOVEN, QSO, JP

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Ruth Suzanne DYSON, MP

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Jack Arnold ELDER

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable Simon William ENGLISH, MP

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable John Anthony FAIRE

Judicial

15 November 2016

The Honourable Robert Lloyd FISHER

Judicial

3 May 2004

The Honourable Christine Elizabeth FLETCHER, QSO

Executive Council

18 December 1998

The Honourable Craig Raymond Robert FOSS, MP

Executive Council

19 December 2016

The Honourable Colin Campbell FRASER, CNZM

Judicial

22 July 1996

The Honourable Marion Anne FRATER

Judicial

13 September 2007

The Honourable Anthony Peter David FRIEDLANDER, QSO

Executive Council

31 August 1984

The Honourable John Warwick GENDALL, CNZM 

Judicial 

19 March 2013

The Honourable Dame Lowell Patria GODDARD, DNZM

Judicial

6 April 2015

The Honourable Philip Bruce GOFF

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable Joanne Gay GOODHEW, MP

Executive Council

19 December 2016

The Honourable Mark James GOSCHE

Executive Council

24 June 2003

The Honourable Sir Robin (Robert McDowell) GRAY

Speaker (see note 1)

26 January 1994

The Honourable Laurence Murray GREIG

Judicial

22 July 1996

The Honourable Peter John GRESHAM, ONZM, JP

Executive Council

28 January 1997

The Honourable Timothy John GROSER

Executive Council

16 December 2015

The Honourable Sir Robert Grant HAMMOND, KNZM

Judicial

26 May 2014

The Honourable Sir John William HANSEN, KNZM

Judicial

6 March 2008

The Honourable Rodney Harold HANSEN, CNZM, QC

Judicial

2 April 2014

The Honourable Laila Jane HARRE

Executive Council

8 October 2002

The Honourable Marie Bernarde HASLER

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable George Warren HAWKINS, QSO

Executive Council

25 November 2005

The Honourable Philip Reeve HEATLEY

Executive Council

25 January 2013

The Honourable (Raymond) Tau HENARE

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable Dame (Margaret) Ann HERCUS, DCMG

Executive Council

16 September 1987

The Honourable Rodney Philip HIDE, QSO

Executive Council

15 December 2011

The Honourable Marian Leslie HOBBS

Executive Council

25 November 2005

The Honourable Peter Colin HODGSON

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Darren Colyn HUGHES

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Sir John Francis JEFFRIES

Judicial

21 July 1992

The Honourable William Patrick JEFFRIES

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable Shane Geoffrey JONES

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Patrick John KEANE

Judicial

13 April 2016

The Honourable Sir Douglas Lorimer KIDD, KNZM

Executive Council

28 January 1997

The Honourable Annette Faye KING, MP

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable Neil Francis KIRTON

Executive Council

18 December 1998

The Honourable Luamanuvao Winnie Alexandra LABAN, QSO

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Peseta Samuelu Masunu LOTU-IIGA, MP

Executive Council

19 December 2016

The Honourable John Arthur LAURENSON, CNZM, QC

Judicial

1 August 2005

The Honourable Graeme Ernest LEE, MNZM, JP

Executive Council

26 January 1994

The Honourable Sandra Rose Te Hakamatua LEE-VERCOE, QSO, JP

Executive Council

8 October 2002

The Honourable Murray John Finlay LUXTON, QSO

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable Alan Donald MACKENZIE

Judicial

28 September 2015

The Honourable Steven MAHAREY, CNZM

Executive Council

5 November 2007

The Honourable Nanaia Cybele MAHUTA, MP

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Anthony George MALCOLM

Executive Council

31 August 1984

The Honourable Trevor Colin MALLARD, MP

Executive Council

21 November 2008

Dr The Honourable Wayne Daniel MAPP, QSO

Executive Council

15 December 2011

The Honourable Cedric Russell MARSHALL, CNZM

Executive Council

9 February 1990

The Honourable Denis William Anson MARSHALL, QSO

Executive Council

28 January 1997

Dr The Honourable Clive Denby MATTHEWSON, MNZM

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable Roger Francis Hamilton MAXWELL, QSO

Executive Council

28 January 1997

The Honourable Peter Michael McCARDLE

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable Roger Neville McCLAY, QSO

Executive Council

28 January 1997

The Honourable Murray Stuart McCULLY, CNZM, MP

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable Robyn Jane McDONALD

Executive Council

18 December 1998

The Honourable Robert Andrew McGECHAN, CNZM, QC

Judicial

21 March 2002

The Honourable Sir John Joseph McGRATH, KNZM, QC

Judicial

12 March 2015

The Honourable Sir James Kenneth McLAY, KNZM, QSO

Executive Council

31 August 1984

The Honourable Maurice Patrick McTIGUE, QSO

Executive Council

26 January 1994

The Honourable Deborah MORRIS

Executive Council

18 December 1998

The Honourable Colin James MOYLE, CBE

Executive Council

10 February 1976

The Honourable Daniel Paul NEAZOR, CNZM, QC

Judicial

18 December 1998

The Honourable Peter NEILSON

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable Damien Peter O’CONNOR, MP

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Te Whakamaharatanga OKEROA

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Katherine Victoria O’REGAN, QSO, JP

Executive Council

28 January 1997

The Honourable Sir Graham Ken PANCKHURST, KNZM, QC

Judicial

30 November 2014

The Honourable Patricia Hekia PARATA, MP Executive Council 21 April 2017

The Honourable David William PARKER, MP

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Barry John PATERSON, CNZM, OBE, QC

Judicial

3 December 2004

The Honourable Peter George Spenser PENLINGTON, CNZM, QC

Judicial

10 December 2000

The Honourable Dame Judith Marjorie POTTER, DNZM, CBE

Judicial 

27 August 2012 

The Honourable Simon James POWER, QSO

Executive Council

15 December 2011

The Honourable Richard William PREBBLE, CBE

Executive Council

30 November 1988

The Honourable John Maurice PRIESTLEY, CNZM, QC

Judicial 

30 October 2013 

The Honourable Derek Francis QUIGLEY, QSO

Executive Council

14 July 1982

The Honourable Anthony Penrose RANDERSON Judicial 28 March 2017

The Honourable Ruth Margaret RICHARDSON

Executive Council

26 January 1994

The Honourable Mita Michael RIRINUI

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Sir James Bruce ROBERTSON, KNZM

Judicial

8 April 2010

The Honourable Matthew Peter ROBSON

Executive Council

8 October 2002

The Honourable Stanley Joseph RODGER, CMG

Executive Council

9 February 1990

The Honourable Heather Jean ROY

Executive Council

30 August 2010

The Honourable Anthony Boyd William RYALL, CNZM

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable Peter Maxwell SALMON, CNZM, QC

Judicial

3 May 2004

The Honourable Dover SAMUELS

Executive Council

9 April 2001

The Honourable Noel SCOTT, QSO

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable Sir Pita Russell SHARPLES, KNZM, CBE

Executive Council

8 October 2014

Dr The Honourable Ian John SHEARER

Executive Council

31 August 1984

The Honourable Kenneth Lex SHIRLEY

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable Clement Rudolph SIMICH, QSO

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable Robert Philip SMELLIE, CNZM, QC

Judicial

9 August 1998

Dr The Honourable Nicolas Rex SMITH, MP

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable Roger Morrison SOWRY, ONZM

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable Lynton Laurence STEVENS

Judicial

13 April 2016

The Honourable William Robson STOREY, QSO

Executive Council

26 January 1994

The Honourable Maryan STREET

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable James Robert SUTTON, CNZM

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable Paul Desmond SWAIN, QSO

Executive Council

25 November 2005

The Honourable John Henry TAMIHERE

Executive Council

25 February 2008

The Honourable Georgina Manunui TE HEUHEU, QSO

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable Hugh Campbell TEMPLETON, QSO

Executive Council

31 August 1984

The Honourable Sir Thomas Murray THORP, KNZM

Judicial

22 July 1996

The Honourable Dame Catherine Anne TIZARD, ONZ, GCMG, GCVO, DBE, QSO

Governor-General (see note 2)

17 July 2006

The Honourable Judith Ngaire TIZARD

Executive Council

21 November 2008

The Honourable Sir David Lance TOMPKINS, KNZM

Judicial

4 September 1997

The Honourable Christopher James TREMAIN

Executive Council 

28 January 2014

The Honourable Dame Tariana TURIA, DNZM

Executive Council

6 February 2008

The Honourable Koro Tainui WETERE, CBE

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable Douglas John WHITE

Judicial

9 September 2015

The Honourable Frances Helen WILDE, CNZM, QSO, JP

Executive Council

6 December 1990

The Honourable Catherine Joan WILKINSON

Executive Council

25 January 2013

The Honourable Sir John Hugh WILLIAMS, KNZM

Judicial

1 November 2010

The Honourable Maurice Donald WILLIAMSON, MP

Executive Council

14 February 2000

The Honourable Margaret Anne WILSON, DCNZM

Speaker (see note 1)

2 May 2005

The Honourable Pansy Yu Fong WONG

Executive Council

15 September 2011

The Honourable Philip Tosswill Edmond WOOLLASTON

Executive Council

6 December 1990

Dr The Honourable Richard Westwood WORTH, OBE, VRD

Executive Council

26 October 2010

The Honourable Ronald Leslie YOUNG

Judicial

12 March 2015

Note 1 (Speaker): The rules which governed the use of the title “The Honourable” from 1974 – 2005 provided for holders of the following senior public offices to be recommended for the use of the title for life: Prime Minister, Members of the Executive Council, the Speaker, the Chief Justice, and senior Judges (if not Privy Counsellors).

Note 2 (Governor-General): Changes to the rules around the title “The Honourable” in 2006 made provision for former Governors-General (who were not Privy Counsellors or already entitled to use the title “The Honourable” by virtue of a former role) to be eligible to use the title and retain it for life.

Note 3: This list does not include current and former Speakers (David Carter, Lockwood Smith) who have been granted the use of the title “The Honourable” for life, but have subsequently acquired the title “The Right Honourable” on becoming Speaker, pursuant to the August 2010 rules.

Last updated: 
Friday, 23 June 2017

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