Noel Sheat, of Palmerston, MNZM, for services to ploughing and the community
Noel Sheat has been involved with the New Zealand Ploughing Association for more than 50 years, initially as a competitor and then in a range of executive positions.
He has competed at 19 New Zealand Ploughing Championships and four World Ploughing Championships. He has organised four New Zealand Ploughing Championships and was the Organising Chairperson of the 2010 World Ploughing Championships.
He has been a member of the Palmerston Masonic Lodge for 38 years, a member of the Palmerston Lions Club for 40 years, and Treasurer of the East Otago Vintage Machinery Museum in Palmerston for 25 years.
Mr Sheat helped establish the Goodwood Water Scheme project in 1960.