Margaret Swinburn, of Greymouth, QSM, for services to athletics
Margaret Swinburn has served the Greymouth Athletic Club as an athlete, official and administrator, and is currently Patron and Secretary of the Club. She has liaised with local primary and secondary schools to provide the Club’s grounds for their annual schools sports days. She has been the principal liaison person for the entirety of the West Coast Schools Athletics Championships. Mrs Swinburn has spent many hours in schools as a volunteer Kiwisport co-ordinator, promoting and delivering the Run, Jump, Throw programme, an entry-level programme for young children. She has also volunteered her time to the local West Coast community.