Anthony Warren, of Kaikohe, QSM, for services to youth
Anthony Warren established Te Mira gym in Kaikohe to offer youths more options and steer them away from gang and drug culture. The gym is operated by volunteers, with all funds being raised through donations. Through the gym, Mr Warren has supported youth to develop positive relationships, school engagement, and physical fitness, and lessen health issues. Te Mira has worked with police, corrections, the courts, schools, mental health groups, and medical centres to build up intervention schemes and has partnered with businesses locally to provide work experience and cadetships. Around 500 young people use the facility each month.