Alison Timms, of Cromwell, MNZM, for services to local government and the environment
Ali Timms was a Councillor for three terms and then Chairperson of Environment Southland, overseeing a period of change to address discontent amongst ratepayers. She initiated an innovative physiographic study of the region, which provided critical information on water quality, and engaged farmers to have input into developing practical rules. She was Chair of the Southland Regional Transport Committee and was instrumental in forming the South Island Regional Transport Committee Chairs Group. She played a key role in developing a 10-year strategy with the Southland Regional Development Strategy Governance Group. She helped set up stakeholder groups to restore Waituna Lagoon. Ms Timms chairs the Mid Dome Wilding Trees Charitable Trust.