1 Jan 2014

Sporting heroes honoured

3:29 pm on 1 January 2014

The former New Zealand cricket captain John R. Reid, OBE, has been acknowledged for a second time in the New Year's honours.

The 85-year-old, who led New Zealand to the country's first Test wins at home and away, has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

1974 Commonwealth Games 10,000 metres gold medal winner Dick Tayler has become a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Others to gain that honour are former squash player Ross Norman, netball administrator Rita Fatailofa-Patolo and Te Horo's Peter Dale, for services to sport.