Two members of the Jewish community in Auckland, New Zealand, were chosen by Queen Elizabeth II to join the United Kingdom’s annual list of New Year Honours, announced last week.

John Barnett of Auckland was awarded the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition for his services in the film and television industry. He was previously awarded the Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Bob Nerev, a German-Jewish Holocaust survivor, was honored as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his contribution to the community and education.

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