Gwen Lawson, of Whangarei, QSM for services to sports administration
Gwen Lawson was Secretary, Treasurer, Club Delegate and President of the Northland Women’s Bowling Association and later chaired the Board of the amalgamated Bowls Northland. She was Secretary/Treasurer of the New Zealand Women’s Umpires Association for bowls. She holds multiple bowls championship titles. She was an Executive member and Treasurer of the New Zealand Marching Association and President of the Whangarei and Northland Associations. She was a netball coach, helped establish the Central Netball Club, and was chief administrator. She was the official Tutor/Examiner for Umpires for Northland. Mrs Lawson volunteered for Solo Parents Incorporated and Budget Advisor for Families.