Shirley Christie, of Whanganui, QSM, for services to the community
Shirley Christie was an active Justice of the Peace for many years, serving on the Executive of the Whanganui and District Justices of the Peace Association. She sat on the Whanganui District Court bench as a Judicial JP, and was visiting JP to Whanganui and District Prisons. Mrs Christie was President of Birthright Whanganui and Vice President of Birthright New Zealand. She was a social worker in the Drug and Alcohol assessment unit at the Whanganui Hospital and part of the Alcohol and Drug Education Committee. Mrs Christie helped establish Wanganui’s first Women’s Refuge and chaired the Whanganui Medical Foundation.