David Comber, of Taupo, MNZM, for services to Search and Rescue
Mr Comber is a former Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot. He is currently a senior advisor and search manager for LandSAR Taupo and a member of the New Zealand Search and Rescue Council. He has organised or co-led the annual Taupo Search and Rescue Exercise for 20 years. He was a Senior Representative at Scott Base for the Antarctic Programme and a member of the Joint US/NZ Search and Rescue Committee and the Joint SAR incident management team. Mr Comber was a member of the New Zealand LandSAR Board and LandSAR representative on the Police SAR Review and the Mountain Safety Council.