Flight of the Conchords comedian Bret McKenzie has been honoured in his native New Zealand for services to music and film.
The multi-talented star, who produces and acts as well as writing songs and performing, has become an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, which is an honour bestowed by the Queen in her role as Head of the Commonwealth.
McKenzie said he felt humbled to be presented with the award with so many other deserving recipients.
"All those people in there have given so much to the community," he said following the ceremony.
Although Her Majesty did not present the award herself, it is similar to the New Year and birthday honours she bestows on British subjects.
It is not the first award McKenzie has received this year. In February, he won an Oscar for the song Man or Muppet, which he wrote for the 2011 film The Muppets.
And as one half of Flight of the Conchords, he has received several accolades including a Grammy Award for best comedy album in 2007 for The Distant Future.
McKenzie met his Conchords co-star Jermaine Clement at Victoria University in Wellington in 1996 where they were both members of the drama club.
After producing a comedy show together, they formed a band in 1998 and started writing songs. The band became known as Flight of the Conchords.
After several years performing at fringe festivals around the world, including Edinburgh, they were asked to make a six-part radio show for the BBC which led to their own TV series.
Rumours persist of a big screen version of Flight of the Conchords. But when asked about his next project at his investiture ceremony, McKenzie said he was "currently in negotiations with Kermit the frog" to work on another Muppets movie.