Mrs Sandra Hunter, of Matamata, QSM for services to the community
Mrs Hunter trained as a relationships counsellor through the Ministry of Justice and also served as a Family Court mediator. She is a support worker with Matamata-Piako Victim Support, and former District Chair. She helped establish Tough Love in Matamata, is a champion for Matamata’s Safer Family Network, and is a member of the Matamata Health Shuttle Trust. A marriage celebrant, she donates her fees to causes such as Rotary’s End Polio Now, Hospice, Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation, and Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade. Mrs Hunter is currently researching and writing a book to mark Pohlen Hospital’s first 50 years.