Rugby Sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens is among the 127 people receiving honors at Government House, Wellington this week.

Sir Gordon, the national Sevens coach since 1994, has been made a Knight of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to rugby.

He will receive the honour today at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Wellington hosted by the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae.

He has won 11 world series crowns, a World Cup title in 2001, four Commonwealth Games gold medals and was inducted into the International Rugby Board hall of fame last year.

Nearly 40 All Blacks have played under Tietjens.

Kua tohua te kaiako no Whakatane a Ta Gordon Tietjens mo tetahi honore nui i te whare a te kawana hei tenei wiki ki Te Upoko o te Ika. Koia te kaiako a te kapa Tokowhitu o Aotearoa kua tohua mo te puna kotahi rau rua ma whitu mo te honore Knight NZ order of Merit mo ana whakapaukaha i roto i te ao whutuporo. No te tau iwa te kau ma wha o tera rau tau ka riro i a ia te turanga kaiako, a, ka tutaki atu ia ki te tianara a Ta Jerry Mateparae raua ko tona hoa rangatira me te whakawhiwhi hoki ki tona kurupounamu. Tekau ma tahi nga taitara o te ao kei a ia, kotahi te taitara mai i te kapu o te ao i te tau ruamano ma tahi, e wha nga metara hoa whenua, me tona whakawhiwhi ki te tohu tino nui o nga mangai whutuporo o te ao. Neke atu i te wha tekau nga kaitakaro kua whai turanga ki raro i a Tietjens.