Mervyn Cranefield, of Dunedin, QSM, for services to Scouting and the community
Mervyn Cranefield has had a key role in supporting the Scouting movement, serving as Otago Area Training Leader, Otago Area Treasurer and Secretary, and Honorary Commissioner. He was a member of the National Training Team on courses held at Tatum Park, Levin from 1967 to 1984 and helped establish the first three cub packs in Alexandra. He has provided voluntary auditing services to many Otago community groups. He contributed to conservation through the Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust by volunteering as Treasurer. Mr Cranefield has provided guidance as a voluntary Treasurer, board member and President of the Dunedin Sinfonia.