Richard Hawke was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to Pipe Bands in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. I know a little bit about the New Zealand Honours system and this is a significant achievement. Everyone at Comunn na Piobaireachd NZ congratulates Richard.
For information about the New Zealand Honours system, including the nomination process, click here to go to the Honours Secretariat web site.
Click here to read Pipes|Drums coverage of Richard’s honour.