The late Mr David Land, Taupo, QSM, for services to the community
Daughters Deborah Lamb, Rachael Fletcher and Catherine Deadman accept the insignia on behalf of the late Mr David Land.
Mr David Land was an active member of the Taupo Lions Club and contributed to a number of farming organisations in the Taupo area. He was Chair and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Pukehou School, Hawke's Bay, for many years and was one of the original Farmlands Directors, a position he held for 23 years. He volunteered his time to help out fellow farmers, and was a regular volunteer on farm forestry working bees. He also singlehandedly planted thousands of trees into plantations on former farmland. He was on the New Zealand Electoral College for the New Zealand Meat and Wool Boards for many years, and was a Dominion Councillor. Mr Land was President of the Taupo Deer Farmers Association and also a Board Member of the Taupo Saleyards Committee.