Mr David Benton, of Tauranga, MNZM for services to addiction support and treatment
David Benton is Chief Executive Officer for the Hanmer BOP Charitable Trust, otherwise known as the Hanmer Clinic Tauranga, which provides treatment for those with drug and alcohol addictions. He was a member of the National Committee for Addiction Treatment and the National Opioid Training Advisory Board. He chaired the National Network of Opioid Treatment Providers. He managed the Lakes Methadone Service in Rotorua and was Programme Director for the Salvation Army Bridge Programme on Rotoroa Island, Auckland. He has developed alcohol and drug training programmes and services throughout New Zealand. Mr Benton collaborates with Te Tuinga Whanau to create services for homeless people with drug and alcohol-related issues.