Mr Ewan Mason, of Ranfurly, QSM for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community
Ewan Mason has been a member of the Ranfurly Volunteer Fire Brigade since 1973, including 10 years as Chief Fire Officer. He established and developed the Maniototo Community Speaker System, through which he has provided sound and lighting systems for local events and attractions for 47 years. He has supported the Maniototo Primary Schools Athletic Sports event and the Ranfurly Musical and Dramatic Society’s productions for many years. He established and has provided technical support for the ‘Burn 729’ local community radio station. Mr Mason has represented New Zealand as a bagpiper and voluntarily teaches the bagpipes to students.