AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Roma Hippolite and Iain McKay, both Latter-day Saints, were named Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit the first week of January.
Brother Hippolite was recognized for his commitment to health for Maori people.
He is a former member of the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board and Chair of Te Rau Matatini Ltd., which provides a strategic focus for Maori workforce training, education and capability building solutions.
Brother McKay was honored for his services to United States/New Zealand relations.
As New Zealand Honorary Consul based in Utah for the past 20 years, Brother McKay represents New Zealand in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.