Dick Johns, of Christchurch, QSM, for services to the community
Mr Johns has volunteered for 57 years as a register leader of The Boys' Brigade, a Christian organisation that develops boys into leaders and responsible citizens. He has been Deputy President and a Trustee of the Boys' Brigade’s “Sure and Stedfast” Trust, and has helped manage the Brigade’s campsites. He volunteered at the Police Kiosk in Cathedral Square and now volunteers at Burwood Hospital and Santa’s Workshop Trust. He served on the Board of the organising committee for the Lions Club’s Camp Quality. Mr Johns is a member of the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church and hosts a weekly drop-in centre.