Mr Ian Robinson, of Waihi Beach, QSM for services to surf lifesaving and the community
Mr Ian Robinson has volunteered for the Waihi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club / Lifeguard Service (WBSLSC) since 1953, including time as President. He organises and sponsors the Waihi Beach Fun Run and helps to run the Waihi Beach New Year’s Children’s Sports Day.
He aided Waihi Police’s search and rescue operations for 45 years. In 2012, he was the world champion triathlete in his age category. He runs tours around Waihi Beach and donates proceeds to the WBSLSC and the St John Ambulance Association.
Mr Robinson is an active volunteer in the community and a Justice of the Peace.