The One Community Chronicle would like to offer our (belated) acknowledgement of and congratulations to the following recipients of New Years Honours 2019:

Shirley Horrocks was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to documentary film making.

Document industry veteran Horrocks has directed and produced documentaries for 35 years and has 25 one-hour or feature-length documentaries and numerous half-hour documentaries to her name.

She has made films profiling figures such as Len Lye, Marti Friedlander, Allen Curnow, Albert Wendt and most recently Sir Paul Callaghan.

She has also made films exploring minority areas such as M?ori and Pacific Island topics, disability groups, women’s issues, and diversity. Additionally, she made one of the first films about “kiwiana”, boosting interest in the history of New Zealand’s popular culture.

Many of her films have had a strong regional focus, such as her film on Free Theatre’s activities following the Christchurch earthquakes, or Tom Kriesler’s art activities in New Plymouth.

Horrock’s documentaries have received widespread use in schools, universities, public libraries, art galleries and festivals, and New Zealand embassies to raise awareness of their subject artists and writers and serve as records of New Zealand’s culture and history.

Her documentaries have been presented at film festivals within New Zealand and internationally and she has won a number of category awards at various festivals. She is also the most screened New Zealand director at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Read more about Horrock’s work here.

Joan Lardner-Rivlin was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to seniors.

Lardner-Rivlin worked with the Volunteer Community Coordinators programme with the Office for Senior Citizens from 2005 until 2014.

She is currently Secretary of the Auckland District Council of Social Services (ADCOSS). In collaboration with the World Health Organisation’s Age Friendly Cities initiative, she organised several meetings to gather residents’ perspectives on housing, elder abuse, and emergency management.

Through ADCOSS she was instrumental in launching an Inner-City Network in partnership with Waitemata Local Board and the Department of Internal Affairs to enable inner city residents to attend regular meetings to learn about resources and opportunities, or to share concerns about challenges they faced.

She is Chair of Takapuna North Community Trust and has worked on various community projects, including annual Intergenerational Dialogue forums on a range of topical issues. Since 2014 she has been an active member for Auckland Council’s Senior Advisory Panel,.

Lardner-Rivlin is also a member of Northcote Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and member of the North Shore CAB Board; a Trustee of the Kaipatiki Community Trust; a member of the Birkdale Beach Haven Community Project and Age Concern; and Chair of the North Shore-based Our Women’s Network.

On top of all this, Lardner-Rivlin – who received the Queen’s Service Medal in 2007 – has been presenting Radio Shalom, a weekly radio programme for the Jewish community, since 1998.