New Zealand Governor General, Dame Cindy Kiro officially presented the New Year’s Honour to the 93 year old for a lifetime of services to sport.
Jane’s daughter, Tui Tait, says, "Mum represented New Zealand in three sports, basketball, softball and hockey. When we were young we were taken from one field to the next to the courts.”
Jane overcame many obstacles in the 1950s to achieve success as a player in basketball, softball and hockey and coach of rugby.
"We’re happy for her ... we’re proud of Mum and she is excited that she got her medal."