Mr Roger Gilbert, of Leeston, QSM for services to sport and historical research
Roger Gilbert has been Captain and Chairman of the Killinchy Tennis Club. He was President of the Ellesmere Tennis Sub-Association and played for the senior representative team. He was President of Ellesmere Golf Club and Canterbury Golf. He is patron of the Canterbury Eagles Golfing Society. He was foundation President of the Ellesmere Historical Society. He chaired the Ellesmere Young Farmers Club, Christchurch District Committee, South Island Agricultural Field Days, and North Canterbury Farmers Charitable Trust. He was Vice-President of Federated Farmers North Canterbury. Mr Gilbert has written books on Ellesmere Rugby Sub-Union and the South Island Field Days.