Tim Bray, of Auckland, QSM, for services to children and theatre
Mr Bray is the CEO and Artistic Director of Tim Bray Productions, which provides theatrical performances for children. He has organised funding for children from low-decile schools to attend performances and worked with charities to offer tickets to his shows. He has created teaching resources for school groups, and has accommodated deaf and blind children through sign language interpreters and audio commentaries. His dramatisation of Lynley Dodd’s Hairy Maclary stories was performed for the visiting Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. Mr Bray runs Theatre Workshops for children and has developed children’s drama classes in Takapuna and Western Springs.