The people who would be entitled to be 'Sir' or 'Dame'

Prime Minister John Key has announced that titles are to be reinstated in the New Zealand Honours system.

Mr Key said today the Queen had given approval for the reinstatement of titles and they would come into effect in time for the Queen's Birthday honours list in June.

There are 85 New Zealanders who were appointed Principal and Distinguished Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit between 2000 and 2008 who will now be given the opportunity to accept a title.

They are:

Principal and Distinguished Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Principal Companions (Men)

(Two of those mentioned below already enjoy a title)

CALLAGHAN, Professor Paul Terence, PCNZM

GEERING, Emeritus Professor Lloyd George, ONZ, PCNZM, CBE

LOVE, Professor Ralph Herberley Ngatata, PCNZM, QSO

GOODMAN, Sir Patrick Ledger, PCNZM, (Kt Bach) CBE

RICHARDSON, The Right Honourable Sir Ivor Lloyd Morgan, PCNZM, (Kt Bach)

SATYANAND, His Excellency The Honourable Anand, PCNZM

Principal Companions (Women)

(Both of those mentioned below already enjoy a title)

CARTWRIGHT, The Hon Dame Silvia Rose, PCNZM, DBE, QSO (Resident overseas)

MAJOR, Dame Malvina, PCNZM, DBE

Distinguished Companions (Men)

ANDERSON, The Honourable Noel Crossley, DCNZM

BEAVEN, Professor Donald Ward, DCNZM, CBE

BLANCHARD, The Right Honourable Peter, DCNZM

CARRUTHERS, Chief District Court Judge David James, DCNZM

CASTLE, Leonard Ramsay, DCNZM, CBE

COUTTS, Russell, DCNZM, CBE (Resident overseas)

DURIE, The Honourable Edward Taihakurei Junior, DCNZM

EDGAR, Eion Sinclair, DCNZM

FERGUSON, Air Marshal Bruce Reid, DCNZM, OBE, AFC

FISTONICH, George Vjeceslav, DCNZM

FRAMPTON, Dr Alan Russell, DCNZM

GARDINER, Harawira Tiri, DCNZM

GASCOIGNE, David Rendel Kingston, DCNZM, CBE

GAULT, The Right Honourable Thomas Munro, DCNZM

GLUCKMAN, Professor Peter David, DCNZM

GOULTER, John Packard, DCNZM

HANSEN, The Honourable John William, DCNZM

HENRY, The Right Honourable John Steele, DCNZM, QC

IHIMAERA SMILER, Associate Professor Wita Tame, DCNZM, QSM

JONES, Professor Vaughan Frederick Randal, DCNZM

KIDD, The Honourable Douglas Lorimer, DCNZM

MAHONY, Judge Patrick Desmond, DCNZM

MAIRE, Peter Charles, DCNZM

MARK, Professor Alan Francis, DCNZM, CBE

MARSHALL, Emeritus Professor Arthur Harold, DCNZM

MAUGER, Dr David Charles, DCNZM

McGRATH, The Honourable John Joseph, DCNZM, QC

MEAD, Dr Sidney Moko, DCNZM

MEADS, Colin Earl, DCNZM, MBE

NEILL, Nigel John Dermot (Sam), DCNZM, OBE

NORRIS, Ralph James, DCNZM (Resident in Australia)

O'SULLIVAN, Professor Vincent, DCNZM

ROBINSON, Noel Stuart, DCNZM

SIDDELL, Peter Graham, DCNZM, QSO

SKEGG, Professor David Christopher Graham, DCNZM, OBE

SLANE, Bruce Houlton, DCNZM, CBE

SNELL, Dr Peter George, DCNZM, OBE (Resident in the USA)

STEVENS, Kenneth Allen, DCNZM

TAIAROA, Archie John Te Atawhai, DCNZM

TE HEUHEU, Tumu, DCNZM

THOMAS, The Right Honourable Edmund Walter, DCNZM, QC

TINDALL, Stephen Robert, DCNZM

TIPPING, The Right Honourable Andrew Patrick Charles, DCNZM

TRAPSKI, Peter John, DCNZM, CBE

VAN DER HEYDEN, Mr Henry William, DCNZM

WALKER, Dr Ranginui Joseph Isaac, DCNZM

WELLS, Murray John, DCNZM

WHITE, Robin Adair, DCNZM

WILSON, Tennant Edward (Tay), DCNZM, OBE

YOUNG, The Honourable William Gillow Gibbes Austin, DCNZM

Distinguished Companions (Women)

BEGG, Miss (Isoleen) Heather, DCNZM, OBE (Resident in Australia)

BINNEY, Emeritus Professor Judith Mary Caroline, DCNZM

BLUMHARDT, Dr (Vera) Doreen, ONZ, DCNZM, CBE

CLARK, Professor Margaret, DCNZM, CMG

COLE CATLEY, Mrs Christine McKelvie, DCNZM, QSM

COWLEY, Ms Cassia Joy, DCNZM, OBE

DODD, Mrs Lynley Stuart, DCNZM

DRAYTON, Dr Mary Josephine (Joy), DCNZM, MBE

FISH, Mrs Jocelyn Barbara, DCNZM, CBE

GRACE, Dr Patricia Frances, DCNZM, QSO

HARRISON, Mrs Patricia Mary, DCNZM, QSO

HOLLANDER, Mrs Grace Shellie, DCNZM, CBE

HOLLOWAY , Professor Linda Jane, DCNZM

HOOK, Sister Patricia Mary, DCNZM

JAMIESON, The Right Reverend Dr Penelope Ann Bansall, DCNZM

MILLARD, Mrs Margaret Mary, DCNZM

MILNE, Mrs Deirdre Glenna, DCNZM, QSO

MUIR, Mrs Lois Joan, DCNZM, OBE

O'REGAN, Sister Pauline Margaret, DCNZM, CBE

ORANGE, Dr Claudia Josepha, DCNZM, OBE

QUENTIN-BAXTER, Mrs Alison Burns, DCNZM, QSO

ROXBURGH, Mrs Alison Mary, DCNZM, CBE, QSO

SHIELDS, The Honourable Margaret Kerslake, DCNZM, QSO

SHIPLEY, The Right Honourable Jennifer Mary, DCNZM

SPARROW, Dr Margaret June, DCNZM, MBE

TURNER, Mrs Sukhinder Kaur, DCNZM

WHITEHEAD, Ms Gillian Karawe, DCNZM

WILSON, The Hon Margaret Anne,DCNZM

Principal and Distinguished Companions (Deceased)

BELGRAVE, Maurice John, DCNZM

HUTCHINS, Leslie, DCNZM, OBE

JAMES, Oswald George, DCNZM, OBE

LEWIS, David Henry, DCNZM

VERCOE, The Rt Rev Te Whakahuihui, PCNZM, MBE

- NZPA

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