Dr Andrea Wilson, of Paraparaumu, MNZM, for services to wildlife conservation
Dr Andrea Wilson volunteers at the Nga Manu Nature Reserve as an Honorary Vet, with an instrumental role in the wildlife restoration and conservation work of the Nga Manu Trust. She has carried out training, overseen the health of resident birds, and developed facilities for the Trust. She has worked with Victoria University of Wellington and the Department of Conservation on a Tuatara Headstart Project for 18 years. She has collaborated as a practitioner and advisor with the Department of Conservation on its breed-for-release and recovery programmes for native birds. Dr Wilson’s fieldwork has included a recent trip to Mason Bay on Stewart Island to health-screen Southern New Zealand Dotterel.