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Honours for rugby, nursing, music
Fit to blow: Hawke's Bay Piper Kerry Marshall received a QSM for services
to pipe bands.
Sharon Payne Photo: TIM
Living legend: Hawke's Bay's Ian MacRae, with his All Blacks Living
Legends jersey, is now an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Receiving a Queen s Service
Medal for services to pipe bands
was only just starting to sink in
for Napier piper Kerry Marshall
He was one of three Hastings
and Napier recipients named in
this year s New Year Honours
I m just amazed that people
would go to the trouble of
nominating me and I m very
honoured by that. But I believe
it s more a reflection on the things
that our band, the Drones and
Sticks, has achieved, particularly
in the last 12 months, Mr Marsh-
Playing since the age of 10, his
interest in piping came from his
family, starting with his grand-
He came out from Scotland in
the early 1900s he was keen to
keep his Scottish heritage alive.
He brought my pipes, which are
about 100 years old and I have
played them ever since.
Raised in Hastings, Kerry
played in the Hastings Boys High
School pipe band.
The now 63-year-old moved to
Napier in 1969 when he and wife
Penny were married.
Highlights over the last 50
years included being in the
Hawke s Bay Scottish Pipe Band,
as a youngster, and winning the B
I particularly enjoyed our band
[Drones and Sticks] playing at the
Soundshell for about 30,000
people for the millenium in 1999.
Recently, the Drones and Sticks
combined with the Port of Napier
Brass Band in concert and raised
over $10,000 for the Christchurch
Mr Marshall had taught count-
less people of all ages to play the
pipes. He admitted it was a tricky
instrument to learn and players
needed a good set of lungs.
But once you know how, it s
like riding a bike, you never lose
the skill. However, it s quite
physical so you do need to keep up
the practice otherwise you can can
lose the ability to blow.
SHARON PAYNE was another
Hawke s Bay resident recognised
in the New Year Honours List.
Mrs Payne works on the front
lines of medical care as an emerg-
ency nurse, helping the drunk, the
sick and sometimes the dying.
She treated all age groups at
Hawke s Bay Hospital s emerg-
ency department but took a
special interest in children.
I like making sure they are
related to as a child and try to
make the whole experience posi-
tive so they have good memories
rather than bad ones. I try to calm
them down, and of course their
Mrs Payne, 51, received a
Queen s Service Medal to recog-
nise her dedication to healthcare.
This included being on call 24
hours a day, and being called to
the police station at all hours to
take blood samples from drunk
I was quite flabbergasted
really, she said of the award.
I ve been getting a hard time at
work but in a good way.
Among her favourite work tools
is a simple bubble-making kit,
which she gives to frightened chil-
dren as a distraction. I got a
double set at Christmas because I
use them so much.
An extra six years of study on
top of her nursing qualification
made her one of just three nurse
practitioners, the highest level of
clinical nursing, in emergency
A nurse practitioner can diag-
nose, start treatment, dispense
drugs, refer patients to specialists
and discharge patients.
After being elected vice-
president of the New Zealand
Rugby Union and watching his
beloved All Blacks claim the 2011
Rugby World Cup, Hawke s Bay
rugby legend IAN MacRAE says
his recognition in the New Year
Honours List has capped an
amazing period in his life.
Mr MacRae, who played 45
matches for the All Blacks, includ-
ing 17 tests, was made an Officer
of the New Zealand Order of Merit
(ONZM) in recognition of his 50
years as a player and adminis-
trator to a sport that has been in
his blood since he was a boy.
It s been amazing, really. It s
all sort of happened in a year,
capped off by winning a Rugby
World Cup -- probably the most
important thing that s happened
in my life, Mr MacRae, 68, said.
Rugby has been ever-present in
Mr MacRae s life since he was a
young boy growing up in Christ-
church -- a childhood he describes
as not altogether normal .
His mother was confined to a
wheelchair when he was seven
and his father died when he was
10. Mr MacRae and his brother
were raised by their elder sisters.
I remember there was lots of
love. We never wanted for any-
thing but we never had anything
Mr MacRae played for West
Coast in 1961 and Bay of Plenty in
1962, before moving to Hawke s
Bay. He was a star of the prov-
ince s rugby glory days in the late
1960s when Hawke s Bay success-
fully defended the Ranfurly Shield
21 times between 1966 and 1969.
After being selected for the
1963-64 tour of Britain and
France, Mr MacRae had to wait
until 1966 to make his test debut
against the touring British Lions.
He was made the All Blacks
vice-captain on the tour of Britain
the following year, a position he
held until standing down from
international rugby after the 1970
tour of South Africa.
Mr MacRae played the last of
his 85 games for Hawke s Bay in
1971, before becoming the side s
backs coach in the late 1970s.
After a lengthy period on the
Hawke s Bay Rugby Union execu-
tive, he served as chairman for
two years in the late 1990s and is
now a life member.
In 2000, Mr MacRae was named
an All Blacks Living Legend, and
last April was elected vice presi-
dent of the NZRU.
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