David Denton, of Christchurch, QSM, for services to outdoor recreation and youth
David Denton established the New Zealand Future Fishing Foundation, with the objective of giving children a sense of confidence and self-worth by involving them in a healthy outdoor pursuit. He founded the Take a Kid Fishing (TAKF) programme in New Zealand, organising the event for 30 years. He established and maintained the relationship with Isaacs Conservation and Wildlife Trust, who provide salmon for the TAKF event. Mr Denton has been Chairman of the Kids Fishing Charitable Trust, President of the New Zealand Sports Dealers Federation, and an Executive Member of the Sports Industry Association.