Mrs Danni Preston-Thomas, of Auckland, QSM for services to counselling and victim support
Danni Preston-Thomas is a qualified counsellor with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. She has worked as a manager of Orewa Victim Support for the Rodney Police district and volunteered as a counsellor with the Auckland branch of Lifeline, where she also assisted with the selection and training of new counsellors and sat on a number of committees. She is the longest-serving accredited Restorative Justice facilitator with the Waitakere Restorative Justice Community Trust. Mrs Preston-Thomas served on the Trust’s board for seven years and was a member of the Ministry of Justice Expert Panel for Domestic Violence.