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New Year Honours 2020 - Citations for the Queen's Service Medal

The Queen's Service Medal:

ALLEN, Mrs Kataraina Kathy

For services to the community

Mrs Kathy Allen has contributed to a number of community organisations in the Gisborne region for more than 20 years.

Mrs Allen has been involved with Age Concern in Gisborne for more than 20 years. She has also been involved with organisations such as The Blind Foundation, Māori Women's Welfare League, The Stroke Foundation, The Horticultural Society, Plunket, Emergency Child Care, and the Gisborne Catholic Church. She provides pastoral and personal care to those in the region suffering from ill health, loneliness, mental health problems and disabilities, which included transporting two car loads of blind women to attend social events on a weekly basis for seven years. She has been Hospital Chaplain for Gisborne Hospital for several years and often fundraises for Red Cross and St Johns. She was President of the Gisborne Floral Festival from 2004 to 2013. She has co-ordinated school holiday programmes at her home and as a bookbinder has restored hundreds of books and artefacts for locals. Mrs Allen's service has been recognised with a Gisborne District Council Civic Award and the New Zealand Age Concern award.

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AYSON, Mr Peter Leicester, OStJ

For services to the community

Mr Peter Ayson has voluntarily served the Otautau community for more than 50 years.

Mr Ayson organised the IHC's rural appeal collections from 1966 to 2006. He was the Chairman of the Otautau Scouts Committee from 1965 to 1969. He has served as the President of the Otautau Lions Club, the Otautau Jaycees, and the Otautau Bowling Club. After the men's membership of the Bowling Club fell, he has continued to undertake maintenance as green keeper for the women's branch, enabling the Club to remain active. He was Chairman of the Otautau St John Area Committee between 1988 and 2019, during which time he led fundraising for the purchase of a health shuttle for Western Southland for those in need of transport to medical facilities. He was a member of the committee that oversaw the refurbishment of the Otautau town hall. He has been the Secretary and Treasurer of the Otautau Athletic Society Trust since 1986 and the Otautau Returned and Services Association since 2007. He has received several life memberships, including for the Otautau RSA, Otautau Bowling Club, and Western Bowls Sub Centre. Mr Ayson was on the Southland District Allocations Committee for 12 years and was an Otautau Medical Trust Member for 12 years.

HONOURS

Officer of the Order of St John, 2014

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BALL, Mrs Jaylene Viki

For services to Māori and the community

Mrs Jaylene Ball has contributed to the development and support of the Manurewa and Clendon communities.

Mrs Ball works as the Senior Manager for three Community Houses in Manurewa. She has been a member of Finlayson Park School and James Cook High School Boards of Trustees since 1998, including holding the position of Chairperson. She has been a supporting member of the ASB Polyfest Secondary School Cultural Festival, Rangatahi Netball tournaments, the Clendon Community Support Group, several Early Childhood Education Centres, the Manurewa Marae, and the Marlins Women's Rugby League team. She manages an outreach foodbank for the Auckland City Mission, voluntarily assisting multiple days of each week with orders and deliveries. She was the tour organiser for Te Pūtake Te Wahanga Māori school groups and organised the Tāmaki Kura Tūtahi (Auckland Primary Schools) Kapa Haka competition in 2018, which involved 33 teams. She played a significant role in the organisation of the Manurewa Enhancement Initiative in August 2007, which helped 32 schools in the region. Mrs Ball has also given extensive guidance and support to the Te Awa Ora Trust, which provides culturally appropriate counselling and social services in South Auckland.

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BROWN, Mr Rodney Elliott (Rod)

For services to conservation

Mr Rod Brown is the Vice-Chair of Guardians of the Bay of Islands, which he helped to establish in 2006, and a committee member of Far North Forest and Bird.

Guardians of the Bay of Islands lead Project Island Song, the ecological restoration of seven pest-free islands in the eastern Bay of Islands. Mr Brown has helped the Guardians to reintroduce rare and endangered native bird species to the islands, including the tieke (North Island saddleback), kakariki (red-crowned parakeet) and popokotea (whitehead). He has coordinated the planting of around 38,000 trees on the islands. He was the founding Chair of Vision Kerikeri, which works collaboratively for the development of the town, including such projects as restoration of Wairoa Stream and a public walking track. He was an early advocate for protection of Puketi Forest and a founding member of Carbon Neutral Kerikeri. Mr Brown set up a native plant nursery, which was the beginning of Kerikeri Shade House, a group of volunteers who source native seed, propagate and grow plants for community conservation projects across Northland. The project has now become a social enterprise, with the small fee charged for the plants covering all costs of the Shade House with any surplus being donated back to community groups.

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BURFORD, Mrs Kathleen Anne

For services to migrant and refugee women and crafts

Mrs Kathleen Burford established a quilting class for migrant and former refugee women in Christchurch 20 years ago.

Mrs Burford has organised weekly quilting classes for the past 20 years at no charge, with the group supported by volunteer helpers, donations, and grants from community organisations such as Rotary. The group began with four women and now more than 400 women have attended from more than 30 different ethnic groups. The group has made thousands of quilts, all from donated fabrics. Members of the group can stay for up to two years. The migrant and refugee women who have attended have formed close personal relationships, grown in social confidence, and been able to move on to attend English language classes and gain employment. Her own quilting work has won local, national and international awards. She is a previous Zonta member and a Life Member of the Christchurch Quilting Group. Mrs Burford has been recognised with the Christchurch Live Tall Award in 2002 for her services to migrant and refugee women and a Christchurch Civic Award for services to migrant communities in 2009.

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BUSH, Mr Stephen Michael (Steve)

For services to environmental rejuvenation

Mr Steve Bush has been Manager of the Trees for Canterbury Nursery since 1992 and has contributed to the establishment, growth and support of planting programmes throughout Canterbury, particularly the Port Hills and greater Christchurch area.

Mr Bush has made significant contributions to the rejuvenation of these areas following the Christchurch earthquakes and Port Hills fires with various donations of plants and fundraising. More than a million native trees have been planted in Canterbury as a result of his activities. Trees for Canterbury has been recognised with the Chamber of Commerce Community Impact award. He has worked to include marginalised members of the community into the operations of the nursery, such as intellectually disabled people and corrections clients integrating back into the workforce or completing community-based sentences. Some of those who completed community-based sentences have since returned to volunteer at the nursery due to the inclusive workplace environment. He has delivered talks to gardening clubs, St John youth, Scouts and Girl Guides. He has encouraged school planting groups and donated thousands of plants for Children's Day planting activities. Mr Bush was a member of the Canterbury Development Corporation Funding Committee from 2004 to 2006.

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CLEVERLEY, Mrs Diane Elizabeth (Di)

For services to the community and music

Mrs Di Cleverley has given more than 25 years of service to the South Canterbury community.

Mrs Cleverley has established and run successful community choir groups in Oamaru, Timaru and Invercargill. She has run the largest community choir in Timaru with more than 40 members for 13 years. She has developed the musical showcase Christmas on the Bay for the past 11 years, a significant event on the local calendar that fundraises for Heart Kids South Canterbury and attracts around 6,000 patrons. She plans each event from organising the entertainers through to sponsorship, food vendors, sound, and the format of the evening. She has been the Office Manager of Aoraki Development Trust / Chamber of Commerce for 11 years. Since 2012, she has simultaneously worked as the co-manager of Safer Communities Timaru and the Office Manager of Project Turnaround delivering restorative justice. Her early voluntary work in the 1980s included helping children in need through Barnados, assisting parents through CCS programme, and coaching children in various sports.

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CRAWSHAW, Mr Norman Rodney

For services to the community and sport

Mr Norman Crawshaw has volunteered in a number of roles within the Buller community for more than 50 years.

Mr Crawshaw has held various positions within the Buller Cricket Association for the past 55 years. He has served as an organiser, coach, umpire, statistician, secretary and historian. He has written two books detailing the history of cricket in the area, organised two jubilees and various tournaments over the years. Between 1976 and 2015 he variously held the roles of chairman, treasurer, secretary, coach, referee and lecturer for the Buller Rugby Referees Association. He was also a national rugby referee assessor. Outside of sport, he has been Secretary/Treasurer of Buller Grey Power since 2013. He has been Buller Delegate to the Grey Power New Zealand National AGM from 2015 to 2019 and previously at Tasman zone meetings from 2013. He has fundraised for Buller Grey Power and increased membership by 150 percent, helping the organisation recover from near insolvency. Mr Crawshaw has also served as secretary of Buller Citizens Advice Bureau and the Coaltown Museum Trust, as well as a member of the Westport Returned and Services Association's Scholarship Award Committee.

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CUTHBERT, Ms Barbara Alison Elizabeth (Barb)

For services to cycling and transport advocacy

Ms Barb Cuthbert has been a professional planner for more than 30 years and has focused her planning work on active transport modes for more than 10 years, specifically road cycling as a form of transportation.

Since 2008, Ms Cuthbert has been the Chair and spokesperson of Bike Auckland. Bike Auckland promotes cycling and is a key stakeholder with Auckland Transport and the New Zealand Transport Agency, providing feedback on design initiatives and transport strategies. On a project-by-project basis Bike Auckland has encouraged planners and engineers to cater for the needs of a range of bike users, in road design, transport decisions and urban planning. She has been a significant advocate for implementing cycling projects around the city, including securing funding and communicating the importance of relevant planning projects to the Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, local boards and others. Ms Cutherbert has been instrumental in getting central and local government to work together on cycling projects.

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DAVIS, The Reverend Ngaire Glenys (Glenys)

For services to the community

The Reverend Glenys Davis and her husband Panapa Davis have had a long-term involvement with St Thomas Anglican Church, Kawakawa, where she was a Minister before transferring to Waimate-Taumarere Pastorate.

After the church was destroyed by arson in 2004 they were a driving force behind its reconstruction, organising working bees and a church stall in the local market to raise funds. The new church and dining hall was opened in 2016. Reverend and Mr Davis have volunteered at the Bay of Islands Food Bank since 2009, spending a number of hours each week preparing and delivering food parcels to families in need. Reverend Davis volunteers as a Police Chaplain for seven Police Stations, with a primary focus on providing pastoral care for officers at the Kerikeri and Kaikohe Police Stations. She has conducted Police Remembrance Day Services and been involved with staff award ceremonies. They have both volunteered to staff their local police station when it would otherwise be unmanned. They are involved with Karetu Marae, where she has prepared food for hui and other marae events, as well as volunteering to preside over tangi and weddings held at the marae. Reverend and Mr Davis often support the elderly through visits, providing transport to church services, and deliveries of firewood for the winter.

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DAVIS, Mr Panapa Stewart

For services to the community

Mr Panapa Davis and his wife The Reverend Glenys Davis have had a long-term involvement with St Thomas Anglican Church, Kawakawa.

After the church was destroyed by arson in 2004 they were a driving force behind its reconstruction, organising working bees and a church stall in the local market to raise funds. The new church and dining hall was opened in 2016. They have volunteered at the Bay of Islands Food Bank since 2009, spending a number of hours each week preparing and delivering food parcels to families in need. Mr Davis has volunteered for Victim Support for 30 years. He was appointed to the Mid North Local Group Committee of Victim Support in the 1980s and the National Board of Directors from 2011 to 2017. In these roles he has contributed to the organising and running of fundraising projects and community events. He has been a Justice of the Peace for 23 years and in 2014 played a key role in organising bi-centennial anniversary celebrations marking the arrival of the first Justice of the Peace in New Zealand. He is a kaumatua of Ngati Manu, Karetu Marae, where he also contributes to marae upkeep. Reverend and Mr Davis often support the elderly through visits, providing transport to church services, and deliveries of firewood for the winter.

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DENTON, Mr David Malcolm

For services to outdoor recreation and youth

Mr David Denton established the New Zealand Future Fishing Foundation in 1988, with the objective of giving children a sense of confidence and self-worth by involving them in a healthy outdoor pursuit.

Mr Denton founded the Take a Kid Fishing (TAKF) programme in New Zealand, organising the event from 1988 to 2018. He formed relationships with sponsors, retailers, clubs and associations in order to ensure the event remained free-of-charge. He established and maintained the relationship with Isaacs Conservation and Wildlife Trust, who have provided salmon for the TAKF event for more than 20 years. Alongside organising the TAKF programme, he held the role of Chairman of the Kids Fishing Charitable Trust for 20 years. He has also served as the President of the New Zealand Sports Dealers Federation and an Executive Member of the Sports Industry Association. Mr Denton became a Life Member of the Sports Industry Association in the 1990s.

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DICKSON, Mrs Mairi Patricia, JP

For services to the community

Mrs Mairi Dickson has held a range of voluntary positions within the Waikaia community.

Mrs Dickson has been the Secretary of the Waikaia Red Cross since 2001 and the sole St Johns first responder since 2008. As a school bus driver she has often volunteered her bus for various community needs, such as transporting Red Cross members to provide food for Police and dive units conducting search and rescue operations. She has volunteered her first aid skills for local rugby matches, Honda Kids Club Camp, and school cross-country events. She has served on the committee of Switzers Museum for the past 30 years and as Chair in 2013 led the fundraising of $1.7 million toward building a new museum. She is Treasurer of the Waikaia/Riversdale RSA and Chairperson of Waikaia Leisure Craft. She has been Treasurer of the Waikaia Progress League and assisted with refurbishing the camping ground. She has been Secretary and Treasurer of the Waikaia Community Centre and a committee member of the local squash club, Plunket, and cemetery. She has volunteered behind the scenes for Gore's St James Theatre, Balfour Theatre productions, and Waikaia School productions. Mrs Dickson often drives elderly locals to medical appointments in Invercargill, 90 minutes away from Waikaia.

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DIXON, Mrs Barbara Joan

For services to the community

Mrs Barbara Dixon and her husband Reverend Les Dixon have contributed to their local church and the wider Mangere community for more than 50 years.

Mrs Dixon has been involved with St James Church since 1966, serving most of that time as Treasurer and Kaikarakia. She was President of the Auckland Diocese of the Association of Anglican Women (AAW) from 1992 to 1996 and was approached to take on the role again from 2015. She was the Treasurer of the Mangere Historical Society for the past 17 years, as well as for several local churches. She has helped her husband Reverend Les Dixon to run the Men's Breakfast for many years and the quarterly Ladies Afternoon Tea. She has also assisted with the organization of ANZAC services at the Mangere War Memorial Hall for the past 15 years. Mrs Dixon is the President of the St James Ladies Fellowship and was a Cub Leader for the Scouting Movement for five years.

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DIXON, Reverend Leslie Norman (Les), MStJ

For services to the community

Reverend Les Dixon and his wife Mrs Barbara Dixon have contributed to their local church and the wider Mangere community for more than 50 years.

Reverend Dixon has been the non-stipendiary Priest in charge of the Mangere Bridge Māori parish historical church of St James for the past 32 years. He has been a District Chaplain for the Order of St John and is currently Area Chaplain. He was Scout Leader and District Commissioner of the Boy Scouts from 1964 until the 1980s. He has organised the Mangere Bridge Anzac Day Parade and public services in the Mangere War Memorial hall for the past 15 years. He served on the Manukau City Council Community Board from 2009 to 2012. He has helped run the monthly Men's Breakfast and also helped with the quarterly Ladies Afternoon Teas with his wife Barbara Dixon. Reverend Dixon is a member of the local church Ministry and Education Committee for the Māori Parish and has played an active role in the Mangere Historical Society since 2003, including organising several annual events and sourcing supplies.

HONOURS

Member of the Order of St John, 2016

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FLUTEY, Mrs Patricia Anne (Anne), JP

For services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community

Mrs Anne Flutely has volunteered in the Whanganui and South Taranaki communities for 48 years.

Mrs Flutely served as the Secretary of the Waitotara Volunteer Fire Brigade for 35 years and was made a Life Member in 2000. She has been the Secretary of the Waitotara School Committee, the Waitotara Centennial Committee, the Waitotara Hall Committee, the Waitotara Library Committee, the Nukumaru Domain Board, and various other local committees in the Patea, Waverley and Maxwell Districts of South Taranaki. After the 2004 floods in Waitotara she moved to Whanganui where she began volunteering at the Citizens Advice Bureau. She is a registered Justice of the Peace and a past Member of the Patea-Waitotara District Council, Patea County Council, Patea Community Board, and South Taranaki District Council. She has authored seven books on local identities of historical interest. Mrs Flutey is a member of the Board of Managers of St Pauls - St Marks Presbyterian Church, past Secretary of Whanganui Floral Art, and a member of V3A History Group and the New Zealand Founders Society.

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FREW, Mrs Shirley

For services to textile crafts and the community

Mrs Shirley Frew established the Matamata Patchwork Quilting group in 1986, which continues to this day.

Mrs Frew was inaugural President of the group, which began with 15 members and has since grown to more than 60 members. She taught clothing at textiles at Matamata College for 39 years. She was the wardrobe mistress in every school production, spending hundreds of hours each year creating outfits and dresses for the children. She facilitated her students to compete in the National Fieldays AgArtWear Competition, who earned a number of awards over 10 years. She has taught a patching and quilting night class at Matamata College for more than 30 years. She contributed to the tapestry created by New Zealand embroiderers donated to the Globe Theatre in London and to the 'United in Memory' quilt commemorating the victims of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks. She has volunteered as a member of Rotary Inner Wheel, crafted breast cancer cushions, and delivers Meals on Wheels. She has volunteered for the Pohlen Hospital for the past nine years, helping to organise fundraising events and often spending several nights a week assisting patients and teaching crafts. Mrs Frew has been a committee member of the Matamata Society of Arts since 2008 and has helped organise numerous events and exhibitions.

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GASTON, Dr Alison Heather

For services to health and health education

Dr Alison Gaston has worked in the health and health education sectors for more than 40 years and in her retirement continues to mentor trainee general practitioners.

Dr Gaston began working in general practice in the 1980s, specifically caring for the high-need, low-income community in Dunedin. She was a key instigator behind the opening of a community health centre in Brockville in 2018, providing health and social services for all communities, but especially the migrant and refugee community in Dunedin, many of whom live in the suburb. She has also worked as an educator for the University of Otago and the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners for more than 30 years. She was at the forefront of promoting physical activity as part of improving health outcomes, particularly for women. She established the 'amazon women' programme, one of the first of its kind for targeting women's health and wellbeing through exercise. Dr Gaston was a founding director of the Dunedin after hours GP service and piloted maternity leave when working at Dunedin Hospital 40 years ago.

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GILBERT, Mr Roger Francis

For services to sport and historical research

Mr Roger Gilbert has served extensively in voluntary positions in the fields of sport, local history and agriculture for more than 40 years.

Mr Gilbert has been Captain and Chairman of the Killinchy Tennis Club. He was President of the Ellesmere Tennis Sub-Association and played for the senior representative team. He has been President of the Ellesmere Golf Club and is a past President and Life Member of Canterbury Golf. He is the patron of the Canterbury Eagles Golfing Society. He was the foundation President the Ellesmere Historical Society from 1996 until 2018 and is a Life Member. He chaired the Ellesmere Young Farmers Club and the Christchurch District Committee and in 1965 was Chairman of the South Island Agricultural Field Days. He has been Vice-President of Federated Farmers North Canterbury and recently retired as Chair of the North Canterbury Farmers Charitable Trust. He has written two books; 'Ellesmere Rugby Sub-Union 1906 to 2006' and 'The History of the South Island Field Days 1951 to 2011'. Mr Gilbert was awarded the A.C. Rhodes History Medal in 2014, which recognises the work of a non-academic Canterbury historian who has significantly added to local knowledge or has advanced and popularised history in the wider Canterbury community.

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HAMILTON, Mr Kenneth Alan (Alan)

For services to athletics and youth

Mr Alan Hamilton has been coaching sport, particularly youth athletics, for more than 40 years.

Mr Hamilton first began coaching in 1974, when he was a student at high school. He has continued to coach in a variety of different sports for many organisations while employed as Assistant Principal at Dunstan High School. He has coached high school and senior rugby, cycling and athletics, often in his own time. He managed the Dunstan High School cycling team for eight years on a voluntary basis. In his own time he also established a high performance programme of mentoring for students, which involved regular motivational talks from high profile speakers. Similar programmes have been developed by other schools in response to its success. He has been a member of the Alexandra Amateur Athletics Club, the Winton Athletics Club and Ariki in Dunedin. He has been an administrator, advisor and mentor for the New Zealand Secondary School Athletics Association, as well as a member of its Executive Committee from 2001 to 2006. Mr Hamilton has also volunteered for the Otago Athletics Administration.

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HANNAN, Sister Sally Catherine (Catherine)

For services to the community

Sister Catherine Hannan has contributed to the care and welfare of those in need and advocated for human rights for more than 60 years.

Sister Hannan joined the Sisters of Compassion in 1953. She was a Senior Social Worker at Catholic Social Services Wellington for several years and acted as Arohata Women's Prison Catholic chaplain. She has served as Superior General of the Sisters of Compassion, as member of the Wellington Roman Catholic Archdiocese Pastoral Council and as New Zealand representative at several international religious leaders' forums. She continues to volunteer at the Compassion Soup Kitchen in Wellington after 20 years. She has presented submissions to Parliamentary Select Committees on a range of bills, and was appointed to the Prostitution Legislation Committee from 2005 to 2008, subsequently providing lay person's views to the Legal Complaints Committee. She served on the Board of Challenge 2000, a Wellington based youth development and social service. As Board member and later Chair of Caritas Internationalis in New Zealand she reviewed and supported Caritas projects in Asia on sustainable agriculture, the empowerment of poor women, counteracting human trafficking and the response to the 2004 Asia Tsunami. Sister Catherine helped initiate and is a Trustee of the Wellington Women's Homeless Trust and was President of Wellington South Rotary in 2014 and 2015.

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HEDLEY, Mr Allan John (Joe)

For services to the community

Mr Joe Hedley has given more than 35 years of service to his local community.

Mr Hedley was the President of the Mahia Boating and Fishing Club, an organisation that he has been involved with for 36 years. He was instrumental in having CCTV cameras installed in the Mahia area and was involved with the development of the Mahia Boating and Fishing Club headquarters in 2002. He has been a committee member of the Mokotahi Hall Committee for the past 16 years and played a key role in the upgrade and redevelopment of the hall. He has voluntarily contributed to the maintenance of the Mahia Golf Club greens. He was involved as a fundraiser and planter for Mokotahi Hill restoration planting. He volunteered for St John Ambulance service for 18 years and was a committee member of the Wairoa Lions Club for 20 years. Mr Hedley has also been a member of the Mahia Volunteer Fire Brigade for the past 19 years.

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HETET, Ms Veranoa Angelique

For services to Māori art

Ms Veranoa Hetet has continued the work of her whanau in furthering the maintenance and development of traditional Māori art.

Ms Hetet first learnt the weaving techniques Raranga, Tāniko and Whatu Kakahu from her mother, the late Erenora Puketapu­Hetet, and learnt tukutuku and kowhaiwhai from her father Rangi Hetet. After many years teaching weaving alongside her mother in various educational settings, she took over the teaching role. She has been teaching weaving for 30 years and in the past five years she has extended the opportunity for others to learn traditional Māori weaving techniques by establishing the Hetet School of Māori Art. The Hetet School of Māori Art offers online courses that make it possible for Māori and non-Māori alike to learn these skills around the world. Ms Hetet has travelled extensively to teach and demonstrate, sharing her passion for these arts with thousands of people throughout Aotearoa and internationally.

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HOHAIA, Mr Lehi

For services to the New Zealand Police and Māori

Mr Lehi Hohaia has worked for the New Zealand Police for 40 years, providing an important link between the Police and the Māori community.

Mr Hohaia is an Iwi Liaison Officer in Rotorua and has the lead responsibility for maintaining positive and productive relationships with iwi, enabling other Police staff to navigate Māori communities with confidence. He helped to develop and run the Rotorua Area Alcohol Impairment Education programme that has seen 540 recidivist drink drivers participate, resulting in a 96 percent success rate of non-reoffending. He conducts these programmes on the marae and includes a tikanga Māori element throughout the course. He assisted in developing and currently leads the Tū Taua Drug Harm Reduction programme around Te Arawa Marae that helps iwi and whanau join together to speak out against illicit drugs in their communities. He has worked on creating and delivering E Tū Matua, a family harm reduction programme to work with Māori perpetrators. Mr Hohaia has been a Trustee on the Taharangi Marae Board of Trustees for the past three years.

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HORI TE PA, Ms Suzanne Jane (Sue)

For services to the Pacific community and youth

Ms Sue Hori Te Pa has been the Governance and Executive Support Team Leader at the Horowhenua District Council for six years and advocates for the Pacific Community in the Horowhenua District, particularly in the areas of education, health and wellbeing.

Ms Hori Te Pa is an Executive Member of the volunteer group Fale Pasifika Horowhenua, which aims to support, drive and promote initiatives for the Pacific community. Having held positions of Secretary and Treasurer, she was instrumental in the group's earlier years contributing to the development of revised Terms of Reference to establish the group as a registered Charitable Trust. She plays a key role in sourcing funding for local initiatives and coordinating events such as the annual Pasifika Celebration Day in Levin. She has been the coordinator for Pasifika Youth Jandal Jam since its inception in 2011. The event aims to raise self-awareness, increase resilience and motivation in Pacific youth. Jandal Jam incorporates Poly Groups from Waiopehu and Horowhenua Colleges staging a show locally. Students also participate in a motivational day-programme with many speakers presenting their story and positive messages. The event has grown to introduce a Junior Jandal Jam for primary school Poly Groups, engaging in total more than 300 children and young people. Ms Hori Te Pa was instrumental in establishing Tertiary scholarships from show proceeds.

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JOHN, Mr Andrew

For services to conservation and education

Mr Andrew John is a trained secondary teacher who volunteers for a variety of environmental organisations and has helped educate Marlborough students about conservation.

Mr John has volunteered as an educator for the Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary for the past 10 years. He leads an ongoing weekly programme with Picton School and coordinates visits to the Sanctuary by many schools in the region. In 2018 more than 1,000 students visited the Sanctuary, or had Mr John visit their classroom, involving up to 10 hours each week. The Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary won the 2019 community innovation award at the Cawthron Marlborough Environmental Awards due to the intergenerational learning commitment displayed by the Sanctuary's programmes. His work for the Sanctuary contributed significantly towards this recognition. He initiated Queen Charlotte College students replanting Waikawa Stream and Para Swamp. He has been an active committee member for Marlborough Forest and Bird Society since 2001, including Marlborough Chair for the last 15 years. Mr John is actively involved with bird conservation through Birding New Zealand and marine issues through Sound Fish and Marlborough Marine Futures Forums.

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JONES, Mr David Stuart (Stuart)

For services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Mr Stuart Jones joined the Cust Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1974 and transferred to the Kirwee Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1979, where he has remained to the present.

Mr Jones was elected Station Officer of the Kirwee Brigade in 1984, became Deputy Chief Fire Officer in 1996, and has held the role of Chief Fire Officer since 2000. He has been the driving force behind fundraising events to upgrade or replace equipment, replace operational support vehicles, and for the construction of a tanker shed. He has mentored and trained a number of firefighters over the years, a number of whom have gone on to careers with Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Through his business he has sponsored local sports clubs and community groups. After the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake, he spent 12 hours with a volunteer crew responding to an overflow of 111 calls. He was a member of a revolving crew stationed with Kirwee Brigade's tanker at the Christchurch City Station to assist other crews in the surrounding area in the weeks following the earthquake. Mr Jones was the Kirwee Rugby Club Division 3 Team Manager from 1988 until 1999 and was a member of the committee that successfully rebuilt the Kirwee Community Hall.

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KIRK, Mr Rex Graham

Deceased. Her Majesty's approval of this award took effect on 22 October 2019, prior to the date of decease.

For services to the community and sport

Mr Rex Kirk has contributed to the New Brighton community for 37 years.

Mr Kirk was a member of the New Zealand Meat Workers Union for 45 years as a Plant Delegate, Branch Official, and National Secretary for 12 years. He has served for 37 years as a St John first aid volunteer and Administrator for the New Brighton Rugby Club. He was the President of the New Brighton Bowling Club in 2002 and again from 2010 to 2014. He is also a member of the Club's Judiciary Committee. He is Patron of the New Brighton Returned and Services Association. Mr Kirk is active with a variety of sports events and supports children at Eastern Community Sports activities at Rawhiti Domain.

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KNIGHT, Mrs Carrell Mary

For services to lawn bowls

Mrs Carrell Knight has contributed to lawn bowls locally, regionally and nationally since 1984.

Mrs Knight was Secretary and President of the Lyall Bay Bowling Club in the 1980s. She was the Secretary of the Waitarere Beach Bowls Club, before moving to the Levin Bowling Club. She remains the current President of the Levin Women's Club, having been in the role since 2009. She was President of the Kapiti Coast Women's Bowling Centre before its amalgamation with the men's centre in 1997, in which she played a significant role. She served on the Executive of the amalgamated Bowl Kapiti Coast Centre, was its tournament convener for 17 years. She was in turn Vice-President, President, and Board Member of the Centre, and is now a Life Member and Patron. She was a member of the Bowls New Zealand Council from 1996 to 2003, Regional Executive Councillor for the Lower North Island from 1998 to 2003, a member of the Bowls New Zealand games development committee from 2005 to 2007, and a member of the Bowls New Zealand Advisory Council for five years. Mrs Knight has also been Secretary and Treasurer of the Waitarere Beach Tennis Club for 18 years and Secretary of the Waitarere Beach Ratepayers Association for 12 years.

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LAGALUGA, Reverend Evan Hope (Eveni)

For services to the Niuean community

Reverend Eveni Lagaluga was a founding member of the Pacific Islanders Presbyterian Church Aotearoa (PIPC) in Newton and Otara in the mid-1950s.

As a builder by trade, Reverend Lagaluga volunteered his skills to construct the Otara Church building, as well as housing for the greater South Auckland community. He developed PIPC branches in Mangere, Onehunga and Northcote with community initiatives at each for youth and women, as well as the Fitilagakali and Fitipua Niuean language nests. He also initiated a Samoan Language Nest at Mangere PIPC. He assisted the language nests to become licensed as Early Childhood Centres. He initiated a lay preachers group, which was the first established to include women. He set up Fono Motu, a national body of Niuean people in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, which is also active in Niue and Australia. He assisted the community through various roles with Presbyterian Support Services at Friendship House in Manukau. Through Friendship House, he has been seconded to the Housing Allocation Committee and Building Inspections for Emergency Housing with Housing New Zealand. In the early 1990s Reverend Lagaluga developed a Niuean community radio spot at Cooee Radio in Sydney, as well as a worship group for Niuean people in the Carlton Ramsgate Uniting Church.

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MARTENS, Mr Petrus Wilhelmus (Peter)

For services to football

Mr Peter Martens has played a significant role in the development of amateur football in the Waikato region for more than forty years.

Over the years he has worked as a football coach, referee, team manager, committee member and administrator at club and regional levels. He was club secretary of the Cambridge Football Club from 1985 to 1987, and has since been club president for thirty years. He was also a referee for the club from the 1990s until 2015. His volunteer work has contributed to the growth of the club into one of the largest in the Waikato with more than 650 players and significant improvements in its facilities, all funded and built by volunteers. He has served in governance roles with a number of other organisations including as a board member for thirteen years with the Waikato Football Association and six years with the Northern Provincial Council. He also helped to establish the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Football Federation where he served as a board member from 2001 to 2005. In the 1980s, he established a summer football league for social players and has served as the competition manager for twenty-five consecutive summers. Mr Martens was awarded a Contribution to Sport Medal from Sport Waikato in recognition of his long-standing service.

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MAULTBY, Mrs Beryl Joy

For services to the community

Mrs Beryl Maultby has contributed to the Dunedin community in a variety of roles, particularly as Treasurer for a number of organisations, having initially kept accounts for university clubs during her years studying in Christchurch.

Mrs Maultby has held a number of volunteer positions with the Knox Presbyterian Church in Dunedin since 1977, and was made a Deacon of the Church in 1984. She is a pastoral visitor, supporting many in need in the community, including refugees. She has been a driver/deliverer for Meals on Wheels for three years since her retirement. She was Treasurer of the Arai Te Uru Marae for five years, the St Martin Island Community for several years in the 1980s and 1990s, and for the Quarantine Island Community Council from 2013 to 2019. She was the Treasurer of the Friends of the Hocken Library from 2015 to 2018. She worked in the cataloguing section of the University of Otago Library from 1977 until retiring in 2015. Mrs Maultby was a key driver in initiating the 150th and 175th reunions of the Kennard family, one of the original Otago settler families, in 1990 and 2015 respectively, having also published their family tree book 'With Those Who Came First'.

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MCCANN, Mrs Philippa Elizabeth (Pip)

For services to the Blind Foundation

Mrs Pip McCann has supported the Blind Foundation through voluntarily raising support dogs since 2000.

Mrs McCann has raised 10 puppies specifically selected for training as Blind dogs. This role entails a significant investment of time, around 15 months for each puppy, in order to train and raise the dogs to a high standard so that they are able to fulfil their role as a support animal. Mrs McCann has also served as a volunteer fundraiser and organiser for the Red Puppy Appeal in Central Otago since 2013.

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MCLAREN, Ms Lisa Claire

For services to climate change advocacy

Ms Lisa McLaren is the National Convener of the Zero Carbon Act campaign for Generation Zero, a non-partisan youth-led climate organization that advocates for solutions towards a carbon neutral Aotearoa.

Generation Zero campaigns for smarter transport, liveable cities and independence from fossil fuels by lobbying government, businesses and other organisations to advance climate change action. Ms McLaren and her team spent the last four years developing and campaigning for the Zero Carbon Act, a new climate change law for Aotearoa New Zealand. The draft law was adopted by Government and went through the Parliamentary process during 2019. Ms McLaren has also attended several United National climate change negotiations overseas, including co-convening the New Zealand Youth Delegation to the Paris climate talks in 2015. She is a board member of Track Zero, which helps promote more convergence of climate change education and the arts. Ms McLaren has been one of 15 'next generation influencers' with the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge and is currently in her third year of a PhD focusing on community participation in climate change science.

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MUIR, Mr James Peter

For services to the community

Mr James Muir has been involved in, and led, a number of community service organisations in Tauranga since the early 1990s.

Mr Muir has been a founding member and coordinator of Te Kohinga, a reconciliation network, since 1995. Te Kohinga assists in faith-based reconciliation between Māori and Pākehā, using a wider community focused approach. He was a chaplain and Chairman of Prison Fellowship Bay of Plenty from 1993 to 2008, contributing to the well-being of prisoners and ex-prisoners. He was a board member of Asian Outreach New Zealand from 1999 to 2019, including three years as Director. He served as Missions Director for the Faith Bible College from 1998 to 2005, and is currently their Alumni President. He founded the Tauranga Moana Marriages Trust, an organization that strives to strengthen marriages through seminars and other services, where he has volunteered as a facilitator since 2009. He has been a committee member of the Gate Pa Battle 150 year commemorations, Pregnancy Choice, and 2020 Vision for the City. Mr Muir was awarded the Tauranga Mayoral Citation of Community Service to the Tauranga Community.

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MURPHY, Mrs Kolovula

For services to Tongan and Pacific communities

Mrs Kolovula Murphy has contributed to Tongan and Pacific communities through various cultural, language, church, educational and community projects.

Mrs Murphy has supported Tongan families with their settlement into the Wellington region since the 1980s. In 2005 she founded Makatu'unga he 'Ofa Tongan Community Wellington Inc. and is the Chairperson and Treasurer. Makatu'unga he 'Ofa provides assistance and support to Tongan families in Wellington, with a particular focus on social wellbeing and children's education. She has been the Secretary and Treasurer for the Diocese of Tokaikolo Christian Church in Wellington since 1980. She was a representative and Chair of the Wellington City Council's Pacific Advisory Group for six years and her Pacific well-being model 'Pacific Fale' continues to be referred to by the group today. She has been a member of the Wellington Pasifika Patrol volunteer group with the New Zealand Police since 2014. She was Treasurer for the Tongan Women Association Langafonua 'a Fafine Tonga and the Newtown Community Playground Centre in the 1990s. She has provided cultural expertise and curation for exhibitions at Te Papa Tongarewa, Porirua Pataka Museum, and the National Library of New Zealand. In 2018, Mrs Murphy was named 'Mother of the Year' by the 'Ofa ki Tonga International Newspaper, an annual award recognising women serving the community internationally.

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NORLING, Mr Robert William (Bob)

For services to railway heritage and the community

Mr Bob Norling has been the founder and Chair of the Main Trunk Rail Organisation since 2001, an organisation established with the aim of preserving railway history.

Mr Norling has undertaken a number of projects to conserve railway history in the Ruapehu District, including the installation of an authentic signal box after the old Ohakune signal box was destroyed, and the reinstallation of a locomotive turntable at Ohakune now used by tourist trains. He has helped to restore the Ohakune Railway Station and contributed to the development of the Ohakune Railway Museum. He has restored the Ohakune Coach Road as a popular walking and cycling trail and led efforts to seek Heritage One recognition for the Coach Road. He led the effort to erect a memorial site for the victims of the 1953 Tangiwai Disaster. He has been a member of the executive committee of the Ohakune 2000 Inc. organisation for community betterment for the past 30 years. Mr Norling is a committee member of the local Lions Club and has managed the Ohakune Christmas Parade for a number of years.

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O'NEILL, Mr Terence Patrick (Terry)

For services to sports journalism

Mr Terence O'Neill has reported on sport in North Otago since 1971 across a range of sporting codes as both a newspaper columnist and radio commentator.

Mr O'Neill has worked in print media for 49 years with the Oamaru Mail and the Otago Daily Times and has been involved with broadcasting since 1977, beginning with Radio New Zealand, Radio Waitaki, Port FM, and more recently with Real 104 Radio. He was a North Otago first class rugby representative rugby player from 1957 to 1963. He was made a Life Member of the North Otago Rugby Football Union in 2012. He has followed the North Otago representative team around New Zealand to provide commentary for more than 29 years. He has broadcast more than 370 games of secondary school and first class heartland rugby. In the mid-1990s he supplied commentaries at Carisbrook with the introduction of Super Rugby. In 2013 he received the Garry Frew Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to provincial sports journalism in 2013. Mr O'Neill was a member of the North Otago Rugby Union from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s when he moved into providing rugby and cricket weekend reports for the Evening Star Yellow pages, the Christchurch Star and the Sunday Star Times.

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PARATA, Mr Turangapito

For services to Māori, health and youth

Mr Turangapito Parata was a Trustee of Te Runanga o Ngati Ranui Trust from 2007 to 2018, during which time he led multiple business investments and the provision of education and sports grants for youth towards the revitalisation of Ngati Ruanuitanga.

Mr Parata was instrumental in the development of Taranaki's first Māori-owned and operated GP service, Ngati Ruanui Tahua Trust, and was its Chair from 1998 to 2012. The GP service is now the largest in South Taranaki, servicing 7,500 patients. He has been a voluntary youth mentor with the Department of Corrections for more than 20 years. He provided State-approved youth home care services in Hawera for a number of years. He was a member of the Police Advisory Board, contributing to the improvement of relationships between iwi, hapu, Māori Wardens and regional Police. He has been a member of the South Taranaki District Council's Iwi Liaison Committee since 2005. He is past Chair of Ngati Ranui Kura Kaupapa. He provides karakia and blessings for, among others, the Department of Conservation and the South Taranaki District Council. He has been Chair of Taiprohenui Marae. Mr Parata was a rugby player in his youth and later moved to advisory roles and becoming a committee member on both the Hawera Rugby Club and the Taranaki Māori Rugby Team.

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PONIFASIO, Mr Lui

For services to the Pacific community

Mr Lui Ponifasio is the Senior Pastor of LifeChurch Manurewa and Avondale.

Mr Ponifasio founded Radio Samoa 1593AM, which has catered for the Samoan Community in New Zealand for more than 20 years. He also founded the Samoa Times newspaper, the longest running and only Samoan newspaper in New Zealand and Australia. He is a Police Chaplain for the New Zealand Police and has been a member of the Pacific Police Advisory Board. He is a leader of Christian Community Churches International, a network of churches in seven countries. He is the Chairperson and helped pioneer the vision of Pacific2Nations, a global missions movement established in New Zealand to mobilise the Pacific region and especially young people to engage global missions. He initiated several community projects in South Auckland including Servolution, which empowers people to perform acts of kindness and has sent out teams to undertake community service, clean up town centres, paint over graffiti, and undertake repairs on school playgrounds and classrooms. These efforts have influenced 50 other churches to participate in Servolution. In 2018 he launched the Indian speaking community radio station Jeewan Dhara in South Auckland. Mr Ponifasio and his wife Ane received the New Zealand Christian Network's Unsung Heroes Award for Missional Living in 2017.

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PONIFASIO, Mrs Mereane (Ane)

For services to the Pacific community

Mrs Ane Ponifasio and her husband Pastor Lui Ponifasio are leaders for the Pacific community in Manurewa South Auckland.

Mrs Ponifasio has been Managing Director of Samoa Multimedia Group, which was established by her husband, and which has operated Radio Samoa and the Samoa Times newspaper for the past 20 years. Employing more than 30 staff as a social enterprise business, Radio Samoa is a non-government funded community radio, a central hub for connecting the Samoan communities, disseminating information and providing educational programming for audiences within New Zealand and internationally to improve general welfare and raise awareness for Samoan people. She is co-Senior Pastor with her husband of three churches, LifeChurch Manurewa and Avondale in Auckland and West Papua. She was involved in pioneering the vision of Pacific to Nations (P2N), a global missions movement based in Auckland for mobilising Pacific people into missions around the world. She serves on the National Board of the Christian Community Churches New Zealand Trust. In 2012 she established the 'Walking Samoans' club, a community driven health and exercise project to inspire and mobilise Samoan people to take responsibility for their own health. Mrs Ponifasio has also led and helped launch conferences for women, churches, businesses and has sponsored many events and organisations in the Pacific communities.

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PUHIPUHI, Ms Hellen

For services to the Pacific community and education

Ms Helen Puhipuhi founded and directs the Born and Raised Pasifika Early Childhood Education Centre (ECE) and the Pasifika Learning Centre in Whanganui.

Ms Puhipuhi helped to establish the Pasifika Vision Forum Charitable Trust in 2000, which led to the establishment of the Pasifika ECE in 2003 and the Learning Centre in 2017. She has chaired the Pasifika Vision Forum Charitable Trust since 2002 and the Whanganui Pasifika Community Group since 2001. She was a member from 2003 to 2005 of the Ministry of Education's central region Pacific Talanoa Advisory Group, which develops and implements strategies for Pacific education. She co-authored the government-commissioned Pasifika Early Childhood Scoping Report reviewing the relationship between language acquisition, cognitive development and quality teaching in immersion and bilingual settings. She is a member of the government's ECE Advisory Committee and ECE Research Policy Forum. She helped to develop the Whanganui Welcoming Communities Plan, which has become the Whanganui District Council's tourism document. In the past, she has been a member of the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs' Advisory Council and the Whanganui Mayoral Advisory Group. She has been one of the lead organisers for the Whanganui Festival of Cultures since 2011. Ms Puhipuhi has been a key leader of the Whanganui Fijian Community Group since 1991.

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PURVIS, Mr Murray Thomas

For services to the community and tennis

Mr Murray Purvis has contributed to tennis in South Canterbury, as well as supporting a range of community organisations personally and financially.

Mr Purvis has been involved with the Wai-iti Tennis Club for 50 years, including 36 years as President and 11 years as Secretary. He was a founding member of Tennis Seniors South Canterbury and was Treasurer for 13 years, among other roles. He has been a member of the Board of Tennis South Canterbury. He has been a member of Timaru North Rotary Club for 46 years, including time as President and Director for a number of years. He was instrumental in establishing Rotary Timaru North's Charitable Trust and served as Chairman from 2015 to 2018. He helped to establish Rotary programmes such as Artarama, an art group for children, Hadlow to Harbour Fun Run, Bookarama, and the annual science fair. He has helped to organise the Timaru North Rotarians fishing trip to Glendhu Bay Motor Camp for 35 years, which has included in more recently a trout fishing competition against Wanaka Rotarians. He and his wife have been philanthropists in South Canterbury, donating significant amounts to Alzheimers New Zealand, the Aigantighe Art Gallery, and the South Canterbury Museum. Mr Purvis was instrumental in helping the Alzheimers Society purchase their own premises.

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REED, Mr John Taylor (Taylor)

For services to the community

Mr Taylor Reed has contributed to community organisations in the Queenstown Lakes District since the 1980s.

Mr Reed was involved with local government planning for 38 years, 29 years of which were on a voluntary basis. Roles included Borough Councillor, Deputy Mayor from 1983 to 1989 and Queenstown Lakes District Councillor from 1989 to 1998. He was a Board Member of the Lakes District Museum for 30 years, including 10 years as Chairman and 13 as Treasurer. He wrote a history of the Museum in 1998 covering its first 50 years and has recently updated it for the Museum's 70th anniversary celebration. He was a Committee member of the Arrowtown Bowling Club for 30 years, including three years as President and 23 as Secretary. He served a term on the Central Otago Bowling Committee during this time and wrote a history for the centennial celebrations in 2008. He was Secretary and Treasurer of the Arrowtown Curling Club from 1981 to 2007. He has been a committee member and Charter President of the Arrowtown Lions Club, an Executive Member of the Arrowtown Village Association from 1988 to 2007, and has been Secretary of Arrowtown RSA since 2007. Mr Reed has been President of the Wakatipu Diabetes Society and Wakatipu Probus.

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RUSSELL, Mr Bruce Douglas, JP

For services to the community

Mr Bruce Russell has contributed to the Canterbury region for more than 50 years in leadership roles across multiple community organisations.

Mr Russell has been an active member of the New Zealand and English Freemasons for 46 years, raising funds for various charities and chairing the Freemasons Centre and 300th celebration committee. He has been involved with the West Melton Residents Association committee and the West Melton Reserve committee for more than 20 years and has chaired both organisations. He has contributed to the Canterbury Country Rugby Referees Association for 38 years, the Canterbury A&P Association for more than 40 years, and the Lincoln University Conference Committee. He held leadership roles with the Young Farmers organisation at local and regional levels. He was President of the National Veterinary Services Council for a number of years and has chaired the Selwyn Central Community Board. In recent years he was instrumental in organising the West Melton ANZAC Day Commemorations. He led the West Melton Community and Recreation Centre Committee's development of a large community recreation facility between 2015 and 2019, including supporting a fundraising drive of more than $430,000 towards the facilities finances. Following the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes, Mr Russell was involved with the Civil Defence Team and CERA Advocacy Committee.

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SCRIVENS, Mrs Cushla Alison

For services to historical research and heritage preservation

Mrs Cushla Scrivens has contributed to the preservation of local heritage and history in the Manawatu-Horowhenua region.

Mrs Scrivens was the foundation editor of The Manawatu Journal of History from 2004 to 2017. She has been Secretary of Historic Places Manawatu-Horowhenua since 2008, also serving as Treasurer from 2010 to 2012. She has organised regular field trips and compiled the Society's quarterly newsletter. At the regional level she liaises with the planning staff of the three local Councils on heritage policy issues. She has published a variety of academic articles and educational material, and has developed the Historic Places Manawatu-Horowhenua website and its online record. In 2018 she co-organised the national conference of Historic Places Aotearoa in Palmerston North. She was a committee member of Te Manawa Museum Society from 2009 to 2015, which supports the staff in providing exhibitions with public appeal and a variety of services and activities. Mrs Scrivens was appointed a Trustee of the Caccia Birch House Trust in 2018 and is supervising the creation of historical displays at the associated Coach House to enhance visitor experiences.

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SINGH, Mr Harjit

For services to the Indian community and seniors

Mr Harjit Singh has contributed to the Sikh and wider communities in Auckland since 2007.

Mr Singh has volunteered with a range of community organisations. He became involved with Age Concern Counties Manakau in 2008 as a member of the accredited visiting services team and was appointed to the Board in 2013. He is currently Deputy Chair of the Manakau East Council of Social Services under Age Concern Counties Manukau. He is an English home tutor with English Language Partners South Auckland, through which he teaches migrants with limited English language skills on a voluntary basis. He has been involved with New Zealand Guru Ravidas Sabha for the past 11 years. He is also involved with the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), the Auckland Sikh Society, the Punjabi Cultural Society, the Manakau Indian Association, and the New Zealand Indian Central Association. He has been an ethnic consultant with the Howick local board. He is the Chair of the Indian Kiwi Positive Ageing Group. He is also a White Ribbon Ambassador and fundraises for the Cancer Society and the Heart Foundation. Mr Singh has been a Community Panel Member of the Care and Protection Resource Panel for Oranga Tamariki since 2012.

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STANLEY, Mrs Jean McLean

For services to conservation

Mrs Jean Stanley established the Pukawa Wildlife Management Trust and has contributed to conservation in the Pukawa area for 17 years.

Mrs Stanley established the Trust in 2007 in response to the rising number of pests appearing in the surrounding forestry. Pukawa Bay is often referred to as 'Bird Bay' and is a notable tourist attraction on the Lake Taupo coast for its famous dawn chorus birdsong. Her efforts, alongside numerous other volunteers, have enabled the establishment of more than 15 bush tracks that service around 400 traps and 180 poison bait stations within 150 hectares. Since 2002, these traps have eliminated approximately 11,000 pests. She has organised several meetings and workshops on pest management given by people of national authority. She is the Secretary of the Pukawa Wildlife Management Trust and has been the Chairperson and Manager of its Local Management Group since 2002. Mrs Stanley has been recognised with awards from the Taupo District Council for her efforts.

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STOTT, Mrs Rosemary Margaret

For services to music

Mrs Rosemary Stott is a piano teacher, performer and composer, who in 1991 became one of the first New Zealanders to be appointed as an international examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London.

Mrs Stott was a tutor of piano and musicianship at the Canterbury School of Music for 20 years and has taught music for 50 years. She was largely responsible for the survival post-earthquake of the Clef Club, now Music Alive, an organisation providing valuable performing opportunities for amateur musicians. Performing since 2001 with her piano trio, Tresoli, she was for many years a National artist for Radio New Zealand. Her high achieving students have been regularly featured in the lunchtime series for Young Performers at 'The Piano'. An active member of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers Christchurch Committee for 50 years, she also served on the National Council of IRMTNZ for 15 years. She has delivered workshops and seminars throughout New Zealand and was made a Life Member of IRMTNZ and the Christchurch IRMT branch in 2019. Shortly afterwards she was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London. In 1993 Mrs Stott composed 'Votes for Women' a suite for piano in celebration of the Centenary of Women's Suffrage in New Zealand.

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STUART, Mrs Barbara Florence

For services to conservation

Mrs Barbara Stuart has been involved with conservation administration in the Nelson-Marlborough region for more than a decade.

Mrs Stuart has been a member of the Nelson Marlborough Conservation Board for the past two years, contributing advice towards conservation policy outcomes across the Northern South Island region. She was a member of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission Board for two terms, from 2008 to 2011 and from 2015 to 2018. She has helped the Commission to complete major projects such as the Walking Access Mapping System, Enhanced Access Fund, and Outdoor Access Code. In the 1990s she was among the first private landowners in New Zealand to create a formal public walkway across her family farm at Cable Bay, near Nelson. While working for Landcare Trust for 16 years, she led the Aorere Catchment Project, which won the inaugural Morgan Foundation New Zealand River Prize in 2015. The project received recognition for a significant improvement in water quality in the rivers and near-shore area of Golden Bay. Mrs Stuart has been involved with Federated Farmers, Rural Women New Zealand, and the Rural Support Trust coordinating mental health support for Nelson Tasman rural communities.

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TAUIRA, Mr Teremoana (Terence)

For services to the Pacific community

Pastor Terence Teremoana Tauira founded the Victory Church in Porirua in 1992, where he remains as Minister, and has been Moderator for Victory Church throughout the Pacific region and Australia since 2011.

Pastor Tauira has represented the perspectives and needs of Cook Islands and other Pacific communities in a range of national advisory groups, such as the Ministry of Education's Central Talanoa Advisory Group and the ACC National Pacific Advisory Group. He is a board member of Pacific Health Plus and a member of the Strong Pacific Families Porirua Group. With Strong Pacific Families he organised a non-violence march through Porirua East, which ended in a family day event with musicians, workshops, a mini expo for youth, and celebrity speakers. He helped to establish the Strong Pacific Families Food Collection Drive and the Seeds of Hope Project, both of which help source non-perishable food and fresh vegetables for local families and children. He undertook a personal trainer course to become qualified and has run fitness classes for the past seven years for those in his church wanting to lose weight and learn about better nutrition. Pastor Tauira was a founding member of the Porirua Church Ministers Forum and has been Vice Chairperson and Treasurer.

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TAYLOR, Mr John Scott

For services to the community

Mr John Taylor has been involved with the Hawea Community Association since 1991.

For the past 10 years, Mr Taylor has been Co-Chairman of the Hawea District ANZAC Committee, helping to establish a war memorial for the district and organise ANZAC commemorations. He is an active member of the Lake Hawea Foreshore Working Group, helping to maintain the reserve land along the southern foreshore of the lake, and oversees health and safety aspects of the work done by community volunteers. He has held roles with the Guardians of Lake Hawea for 37 years, including three periods as Chairman between 1995 and 2005. He was instrumental in the establishment of toilet facilities on the western foreshore and a swimming embayment near the boat ramp, allowing swimmers access when the lake levels are low. He has been a member of Wanaka Search and Rescue since 1982 and was made a Life Member in 2017. He is a current member of the Hawea Dip Trust and the committee of the Upper Clutha Tramping Club. He has previously been involved with the Hawea Flat School Committee and the Lake Hawea Community Centre Trustees committee. Mr Taylor was a founding member of the Lake Hawea Volunteer Fire Brigade, serving in a variety of positions between 1972 and 2008.

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THOMPSON, Mrs Barbara Mary

For services to the community and women

Mrs Barbara Thompson has been involved with the Zonta Club of Mana since 2007.

Mrs Thompson is the Service Coordinator and Almoner for the Zonta Club of Mana, and has previously held the positions of President and Vice-President of the Club. She has led a variety of community projects, including Zonta Mana's relationship with the Arohata Women's Prison, which began in 2011. She established a collection programme to provide underwear and magazines for the prisoners, and has helped to organise the annual Arohata Christmas Concert since 2014. The concert is an opportunity to raise funds for Women's Refuge and other charity groups that are supported by Zonta Mana. She has driven the organisation of all external, community and sponsorship aspects of the annual concert. She also organises a Christmas lunch for young mothers from He Huarahi Tamariki, a school for teenage parents in Porirua, helping provide food and healthcare products, as well as gifts, to improve their Christmas celebrations. She also helped set up a scholarship at the school to fund a top student into tertiary study. Mrs Thompson also established a relationship between Zonta and WELLFed in 2017, a community kitchen in the Canons Creek and Porirua area, where Zonta has supported the funding of kitchen equipment and training needs.

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TISCH, Mrs Leonie Mavis

For services to health and the community

Mrs Leonie Tisch has contributed to a range of community organisations, across the health, education, community and governance sectors.

Mrs Tisch has been an active board member of the Waikato Heart Trust since 1996, alongside serving on the Waikato District Health Board from 1997 to 2001. As Publicity Chair of Waikato Heart Trust she organised a telephone appeal which raised $750,000. She has been a member of the charitable Pohlen Hospital Trust Board since 2005 and as Deputy Chair since 2011 has played a key role in developing Pohlen Hospital towards a "one stop shop" community health facility. She was involved with Waikato Community Trust (now Trust Waikato) from 1997 to 2001, during which time she was a member of the education, CEO/Chairperson Performance Review, and investments sub-committees. She was an elected member of the Matamata-Piako District Council from 2004 to 2016 and held the positions of Independent Hearings Commissioner and Qualified Chair. She has been a Matamata Rotarian since 2002 and was the Club's first woman President from 2009 to 2010. She was District Governor from 2017 to 2018 and a member of the Rotary Club's Leukaemia Research Trust. Mrs Tisch has also been a member of multiple school trustee associations for 12 years, from the local to provincial level.

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VAUGHAN, Ms Gillian Ruth

For services to wildlife conservation

Ms Gillian Vaughan has been involved with the Pūkorokoro Miranda Naturalists' Trust since the mid-2000s.

Ms Vaughan was Chair of the Trust for eight years and has been a voluntary tutor for the past 13 years. She was editor of Pūkorokoro Miranda News for eight years. The Trust promotes the awareness and conservation of migratory shorebirds in the Pūkorokoro-Miranda area, home to almost half of the world's Wrybill bird population. She has coordinated the Trust's efforts to raise important funding and engage with local iwi, in order to preserve the wildlife and their habitat in the area. As Chair she coordinated a major land purchase in which the Trust assumed control of the most important high tide roost system for shorebirds on the Firth of Thames. She led the engagement with local iwi Ngati Paoa to resolve the long-standing grievance on the use of the name Miranda rather than the original name of Pūkorokoro for the area. She has led the relationship between the Trust and the People's Republic of China, home to the Yalu Jiang National Nature Reserve, where many of the birds migrate. As a tutor, she often leads courses on bird identification, catching and banding. Ms Vaughan is an active leader in the Ornithological Society of New Zealand.

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WADE, Mr Terence Archibald (Terry)

For services to scouting, education and the community

Mr Terry Wade was Principal of Glenavon Primary School from 1981 to 2001, after working as a teacher at three other schools.

Mr Wade spent 12 years fundraising for Glenavon's school hall and established a preschool group on the school's grounds, which became the Glenavon Early Childhood Centre where he has served the past five years on the management committee. He has been Secretary and President of the Waitakere Area Principal's Association and is a Life Member. He has been Venturer Leader for the Te Atatu Sea Scout Group for the past 36 years. He has held various positions for Scouts New Zealand, including National Scout Training Team Leader from 1992 to 2006, National Venturer Commissioner from 2003 to 2006, and Zone Venturer Leader since 2009. He has served on the Motu Moana Campsite Management committee for nine years and has run Venturer Training Courses for more than 20 years. In 1996 he was involved in the establishment of the Turn Your Life Around Police Programme that works with young people and their families on social issues, and was Chairperson of its management committee for seven years. Mr Wade has volunteered as health and safety manager for the Habitat Tuateawa environmental group.

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WATCHORN, Ms Robyn Coralie, JP

For services to the community and art

Mrs Robyn Watchorn has volunteered for a range of community groups in the wider Bay of Plenty region.

Mrs Watchorn was a founding member of the Te Puke Young Business Association in 1962 and the Ōhope Playcentre. She has been a member of the Manchester Unity Friendly Society since 1962, including serving as the first female District Grand Master for the Auckland District in 1989. She has been the Secretary and President of the Waiōtahe Country Women's Institution, and has been involved with Plunket, the Cubs, Scouts, Guides, Sunday School teaching, various school PTAs and committees, the Japanese Trust, and Toastmasters. She has been President of the Eastern Bay of Plenty Justices of the Peace Association. She has also been President of the Whakatane Society of Arts and Crafts and a committee member of Whakatane Community Arts. She knitted beanies for people affected by the Christchurch earthquakes and encouraged others in Whakatane, sending several hundred beanies to the South Island. She has used her artistic abilities to create 149 unique camellia brooches for the women elected to the New Zealand Parliament to commemorate the 125th anniversary of suffrage. Mrs Watchorn has also created LGBTQI+ rainbow brooches, forget-me-nots for Alzheimer's fundraising for Eastern Bay of Plenty, daffodils for cancer awareness, and kowhais for Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty.

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Honorary Queen's Service Medal:

 

FIHAKI, Reverend Kalolo

For services to the Tongan community

Reverend Kalolo Fihaki has contributed to the development of Auckland's Tongan community for 19 years.

Reverend Fihaki has been Convenor since 2006 of the Vahefonua Tonga Methodist Mission Charitable Trust (SIAOLA), which provides social services to address educational, health and family violence issues in Auckland's Tongan community. He has led the annual Vahefonua Education and Training Expo for Tongan youth in West Auckland for 13 years. He received an award from the New Zealand Police for Evidence-Based Policing for the Famili Va Lelei programme addressing family violence in the Tongan community in 2018. He was involved in the establishment of Auckland's Tonga Health Society and was a member of its Board from 2003 to 2011. He was a community radio broadcaster from 2001 to 2013 and contributed to the establishment of the Pacific NIU FM Station in 2005. He was elected Secretary of the Manurewa Tongan Methodist Church for seven years and Secretary of the Tonga Language Week Committee from 2011 to 2016. Reverend Fihaki is currently a full-time Minister at the Auckland Manakau Parish – New Lynn Tongan Methodist Church and previously worked as a Senior Advisor for the Ministry of Pacific Peoples for six years.

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Last updated: 
Friday, 13 December 2019

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