Musician Dave Dobbyn, former Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe, public health expert Professor Michael Baker, and Covid-19 modeller Professor Shaun Hendy are among those named on the New Year Honours list.
Good, Dave deserved this.
The unofficial national anthem of NZ is Loyal…
..it managed to articulate all the emotional awkwardness of 1980s NZ in an immediately recognisable way that was always humiliating with its rawness.
Blokes who had been angry most of the evening with tightly held bottles of Lion Red all broke down at the end of the night when this was played.
It was like collective group therapy.
When Dave sang this at Lange’s public funeral, it was a sacred moment of collective grief.
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