Mr Glen Green, of Auckland, MNZM for services to youth and sport
Glen Green was a Community Constable with the New Zealand Police in Mt Roskill, where he developed the ‘There’s a Better Way’ community initiative for at-risk youth. Through the Wesley Community Centre, he organised youth into basketball teams, played touch rugby, and organised barbeques, dances and music. His efforts in engaging with gang-affiliated youth saw a reduction of crime rates in Mt Roskill. He left the Police to establish ‘There’s A Better Way’ Foundation. Mr Green introduced the 3x3 basketball format to New Zealand and has fundraised for the establishment of 3x3 courts. He has taken youth teams to represent New Zealand internationally in world championships.