Sheran Hancock, of Feilding, MNZM, for services to pipe bands
Sheran Hancock is Education Group Leader of the Royal New Zealand Pipe Band’s Association and an itinerant music teacher at Palmerston North Boys High School. She was Pipe Major of the Feilding Pipe Band and Pipe Sergeant of the Manawatu Scottish Number Two Pipe Band. She has led bands at numerous community events, parades and civic receptions. She played a key role in the successful bid to hold the 2016 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships in Feilding. She initiated the Manawatu Tattoo event at Manfield Stadium and directed the event across four different years. Mrs Hancock established the Foundation New Zealand Youth Pipe Band and is its manager/director.