Leslie Box, of Dunedin, QSM, for services to the community
Les Box is a member of the Port Chalmers and District Lions Club and has held a number of leadership roles, including District Governor. He worked as a Locomotive Engineer for New Zealand Railways for almost 50 years. He has voluntarily organised and run fundraising train trips, organised social events and children’s Christmas picnics, and supported Girls’ Brigade. He is the Heads Up For Kids District Co-ordinator for Lions, raising funds for under-privileged youth. He led the project to develop the Lady Thorn Rhododendron Dell in Port Chalmers. Mr Box is Chairman of the Port Chalmers Town Hall Society.