NEW ZEALAND – Congratulations to Peter F. Murray who was awarded during the Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday Honours 2015, to be a “Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit” for his services to basketball.

Extracts from NZ Government’s website:

“Mr Peter Murray has been involved as a player and referee of basketball for the past 40 years and is the only Deaf person to become a level one referee in New Zealand.

Mr Murray has officiated at all levels from Secondary School level to National Tournaments and has referred internationally for the World Deaf Games on a number of occasions. He has often paid his own way to attend international competitions, taking unpaid leave from his job. He is currently an international referee educator for Deaf basketball referees. Mr Murray represented New Zealand at the World Deaf Games in Washington D.C. in 1965.”