Dr Judy Blakey, of Auckland, MNZM, for services to seniors
As a member of Auckland Council’s Senior Advisory Panel, Dr Judy Blakey works to ensure seniors’ issues are understood and incorporated into Council plans and policies. She helped organise a workshop on age-friendly cities with the Auckland District Council of Social Services. She has been involved with research into veterans’ hearing aid use and the health of New Zealand Nuclear Test Veterans. She is a member of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology and Auckland University of Technology’s Centre for Active Ageing Advisory Committee. She has contributed health consumer perspectives to the Health, Quality and Safety Commission and Waitemata District Health Board. She chairs the Mairangi Art Centre’s Board of Trustees.