Around the regions, men and women of all ages have received Queen's Birthday honours. Here are some of the stand out performers today.

This Maori stalwart has been honoured with a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Read more here.

The "father of companion animal medicine" has been recognised for his impact on the health and welfare of smaller, furrier, family friends. Read more here.

A helicopter pilot in Wanganui is "blown away" by his Queen's Birthday honour.


This Rotorua recipient feels "a bit funny" about the attention he is receiving.

This humbled Northland man expects a "bit of ribbing from his friends" after receiving news he says came "out of the blue."

And finally, this Taueru woman who put her heart and soul into helping diabetic patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has been recognised for her years of service.