Broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes will be given his knighthood in a ceremony at his Hawke's Bay property next Wednesday, Government House confirmed this morning.
Governor-General Sir Jerry Mataparae earlier agreed to a request by Sir Paul's family to hold an early investiture ceremony on January 16 because of his ailing health.
The location was confirmed in an advisory to media today.
The investiture will occur at Sir Paul and Lady Deborah Holmes' home at Poukawa, Hawke's Bay at 2pm on Wednesday.
Sir Paul was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours List for services to broadcasting and the community.
Sir Paul, 62, stepped down late last year from his roles as a host on TV ONE's Sunday morning current affairs programme Q A and Newstalk ZB's Saturday morning show, for health reasons.
He announced his full retirement last month, ending a career that spanned decades.
He had surgery last January for prostate cancer, which returned aggressively later in the year, and her also underwent open-heart surgery in June.
He told ONE News in a new year interview that broadcasters have not been greatly honoured in the past.
"The broadcasting sector, which is full of fine and exacting and dedicated professionals, has not been greatly honoured over the years. So that means a bit to me, on behalf of the broadcasting community," he said.