Queen’s Birthday Honours

I’m not really into doing stuff about gongs but in case anyone else wants to discuss the Queen’s Birthday Honours go for it.

RNZ: Three new dames and two new knights in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours

The first thing i say on Twitter this morning was that a health official hadn’t got a gong. I saw this suggested weeks ago.

I think it takes quote a while for ‘honours’ recipients to be nominated, accepted (if not rejected), officially dealt with and then announced. So probably far too soon for someone doing his job dealing with Covid over the few months.

And people tend to only get awards after they have finished their jobs anyway, like pooliticians and public servants and business people. All Blacks and Black Sticks (there has to be gender balance these days) don’t get gongs, only ex-All Blacks and ex-Black sticks.

One year we could get really radical and honour the Queen on he actual birthday, which i think is some time in April. They could be called the Easter Bunny Honours.

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  1. Gezza

     /  1st June 2020

    And people tend to only get awards after they have finished their jobs anyway, like pooliticians

    👍🏼 I like it – some of them are pretty crappy. 😐

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  2. Corky

     /  1st June 2020

    ”And people tend to only get awards after they have finished their jobs.”

    Given the above korero, Winston hasn’t long to wait for his gong.😎

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  3. Gezza

     /  1st June 2020

    I don’t understand entirely why All Black captains qualify for gongs, but as lesser mortal players or competitors in other sports get the nod every year I suppose in a rugby-obsessed nation where they are all accorded national hero status if their teams perform it’s understandable.

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  4. I don’t know very many knights and dames, I can think of 5 offhand, but all are still doing what they did except for one who’s retired.

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