Jan 22, 2024
Warmest congratulations to Christchurch member Ms Margaret Louise Barrell who was awarded Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to hymn writing in the 2024 New Year Honours. Margaret (or Marnie as we know her) has been contributing to hymn writing in New Zealand since 1986 and has had numerous works published and performed in New Zealand and internationally.
Marnie serves on the committee of our Christchurch Branch and is a Distinguished Branch Member as well as Leading Associate of the Institute. To read her citation visit the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.
We also extend hearty congratulations to Professor Timothy Clinton Bell of Christchurch who was awarded Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to computer science education. Timothy’s wife, Judith Bell, is a Leading Associate of the Institute and a leading figure in music education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Timothy’s citation is also available on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.