A Better Start congratulates the recipients of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours awards.

Distinguished Professor Jane Harding was made a dame for world-leading research into newborn babies. A well-deserved honour and a great recognition of Dame Harding’s many achievements in ground-breaking neonatal research. Dame Harding is a former A Better Start Board member. Read more.

Aroha Reriti-Crofts was made a Dames Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to Māori and the community. Read more.

Professor Robert (Bob) Elliott, CNZM, was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Sir Robert co-founded the Child Health Research Foundation, now known as Cure Kids, which A Better Start National Science Challenge has a close partnership with. Read more.