Mr Shane Hales, MNZM of Auckland, for services to entertainment
Mr Hales is a singer who, aged 70, still performs concerts most weekends. He has mentored younger singers and bands. He organises an annual concert for the Auckland North Shore Hospice and is a Committee member of North Shore Hospice. He has presented his own television show ‘Rockin’ The Planet’, which showcases new musical talent in New Zealand. He has represented New Zealand overseas and entertained United Nations troops in Darwin and Timor Leste. He is a member of the New Lynn RSA and has performed at ANZAC Day ceremonies. Mr Hales is a member of the judging panel for the Benny Award, New Zealand’s highest award for variety entertainers.