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A list of the University’s most decorated alumni, including Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, inductees to New Zealand’s Royal Honours system, and other notable achievements where available.

Names are ordered alphabetically by surname, from G-J.

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Dr Edward John Gane MNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2011: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to medicine

Professor Wei Gao ONZM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science and engineering

Robert Gardiner CNZM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2015

Emeritus Professor Sidney “Ben” Gascoine AO – MSc

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2002

Professor David Gauld ONZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2016: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to mathematics

Maurice Gee – BA, MA

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 1998

Anne George QSM

  • New Year’s Honours 2012: Queen's Service Medal for services to the Community

Anthony Ian Gibbs

  • New Year Honours 2009: Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to business

Betty Gilderdale MNZM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014

John William Gilks MNZM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2009: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and the community

Jenny Gill ONZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2017: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to philanthropy

Sir Colin Giltrap KNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2012: Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to motorsport and philanthropy

Jeremy Gittos QSO

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014

Hilton Glavish – PhD

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2005

Susan Glazebrook – MA, LLB with Honours, DipBus, DPhil

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2005

The Honourable Justice Dame Susan Glazebrook DNZM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014

Sir Owen George Glenn ONZM KNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2013: For services to philanthropy

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman ONZ KNZM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2015

The Honourable Justice Dame Lowell Goddard DNZM – LLB (1974)

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2008
  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014
  • First woman of Maori descent to be appointed to the High Court bench in 1995
  • First New Zealand woman to hold the position of Police Complaints Authority

Norman Godden – BA (1971), MA (1979)

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2013 
  • Founding partner of Sheffield Ltd

The Honourable Phil Goff CNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2017: Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services as a Member of Parliament

Kim Goldwater – BE (1961)

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2013 
  • Pioneering Waiheke Island winemaker
  • Established Goldwater Estate vineyard and winery in 1978
  • Won numerous wine medals and accolades around the world

Dr Ronald John Goodey

  • New Year Honours 2009: Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to otolaryngology

Dr Peter James Gow ONZM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2011: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health

Sir David John Graham KNZM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2011: Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education and sport

Dr Frederick Graham CNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2010: Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to medicine

The Rt Hon Sir Douglas Graham KNZM – Honorary Doctorate Waikato, LLB, JP

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2009
  • Minister of Justice for seven years
  • Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations for nine years
  • Initiated and developed ground-breaking policies aimed at settling claims lodged with the Waitangi Tribunal
  • Appointed to Her Majesty’s Privy Council in 1998
  • Knighted in 1999

Dr Paula Green MNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2017: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services as a poet and to literature

Hugh Green QSM

  • New Year’s Honours 2012: Queen's Service Medal for services to philanthropy

Professor Graham Le Gros CNZM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014

Madeline Gunn MNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2017: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education

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Associate Professor O B Hadden CNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2012: Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to ophthalmology

Barry John Haddock QSM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2011: Queen's Service Medal for services to education

John Hagen – BCom, MCom with Honours

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2003

David Halstead QSM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2015

The Honourable Justice Sir Robert Grant Hammond KNZM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2011: Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the law

Corinne Hansell QSM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014

Penelope Jane Hansen JP QSM

  • New Year’s Honours 2011: Queen's Service Medal for services to literature and the community

The Honourable Justice Rodney Hansen CNZM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014

Robin Hapi CNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2016: Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori, the community and governance

Bruce Harland – BSc

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2000

Dr Ruth Harley – MA, PhD

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2002

Jenny Gwynndd Harper MNZM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2011: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the arts

Dr Vernon Harvey ONZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2010: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to medicine, in particular oncology research

Sir Robert Anster Harvey QSO KNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2013: For services to local body affairs and the community

Professor John Allan Clinton Hattie ONZM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2011: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education

The Honourable George Warren Hawkins QSO

  • New Year’s Honours 2013: For services as a Member of Parliament

David John Hay JP CNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2011: Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to local body affairs and the community

Peter Hays MNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2016: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to accounting and the community

Peter Haythornthwaite ONZM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to design

Professor Terry Healy MNZM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2010: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science

Dr Doug Heffernan CNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2015

Colin Hemmingsen MNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2016: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to music

Associate Professor John Henley ONZM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2009: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to medicine

Kevin Hickman ONZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2016: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to aged care and sport

The Honourable Rodney Philip Hide QSO

  • New Year’s Honours 2013: For services as a Member of Parliament

Professor Graham Lancelot Hill

  • New Year Honours 2009: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to medicine

Emeritus Professor Leslie Charles Holborrow QSO

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2009: Companion of The Queen's Service Order for services to education and the community

Sir Paul Scott Holmes CNZM KNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2013: For services to broadcasting and the community

Constance Holyoake QSM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016: Awarded Queen’s Service Medal for services to senior citizens

Sir John Hood KNZM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014: Awarded for services to tertiary education

Dr Virginia Hope MNZM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014

Dr Margaret Phyllis Elsie Horsburgh CNZM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2011: Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health

Dame Rosemary Anne Horton DNZM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2011: Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to philanthropy

Professor Philippa Lynne Howden-Chapman

  • New Year Honours 2009: Companion of the Queen's Service Order (QSO) for services to public health

John Hunn ONZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2015

Jonathan Hunt – BA, MA

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2006

Warwick Hunt MNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2010: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to accounting

Distinguished Professor Peter Hunter MNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2010: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science
  • Royal Society of New Zealand’s Rutherford Medal in 2009

Sister Anne Hurley QSM

  • New Year’s Honours 2010: Queen's Service Medal for services to the community

John Hynds ONZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2012: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and philanthropy

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Neil Ieremia ONZM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to dance

Associate Professor Ross Ihaka

  • 2008 Pickering Medal for technology innovation from the Royal Society of New Zealand

Lady Diana Isaac, QSM

  • New Year Honours 2009: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to business, conservation and the community

Dr Richard John Isaacs MNZM

  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2009: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to oncology

Richard Izard OBE CNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2012: Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and the community

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Deborah Jackson MNZM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the State

Sir Peter Jackson KNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2010: Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to film

Dr Jessie Jacobsen – BSc with Honours (2004), PhD (2008)

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2010
  • Helped generate a sheep model for studying Huntington’s Disease, which could lead to treatment and therapies for patients
  • Named MacDiarmid Young Scientist of the Year

Professor Robert Jahnke ONZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2017: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori art and education

Dr Alan Jamieson ONZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2012: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to radio spectrum management

Alexa Mary Johnston MNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2011: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the arts

Michael Jones – BPlan, BA, MA

  • Distinguished Alumni Award 1997

David Jones MNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2012: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and the economy

Dawn Jones OBE JP CNZM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016: Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to netball and education

Professor Ronald William Jones CNZM

  • New Year Honours 2009: Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to women's health

Billie Jordan MNZM

  • Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016: Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to seniors and dance

Sir Neville Jordan KNZM

  • New Year’s Honours 2015