One for one of our own.
Newstalk ZB's former general manager Bill Francis has been honoured with an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to both broadcasting, and cricket.
He was quite shocked at the news, but said it's particularly nice for his family, who've seen him go away to radio for 51 years and put a lot of effort and work into broadcasting.
"Some would describe it at times as obsessive, my love of radio, but it's been a great career."
"To get this as a sort of reward near the end of it is nice."