Mr Don Long, MNZM, for services to literature and education, particularly Pacific language education
Don Long is an educational resource publisher who has published hundreds of books and poems in Pacific languages. He has completed projects for the UNESCO Office for the Pacific States, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is currently working on publishing titles for the Tokelau Department of Education. He has been a consultant to the Ministry for Cultural Development in the Cook Islands and the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding. He has been a national executive committee member and the Wellington Chairperson of the New Zealand Society of Authors. Mr Long is an award-winning author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.