Mr David Crerar, of Dunedin, MNZM for services to mountaineering and outdoor recreation
David Crerar has been part of the Canterbury Mountaineering Club since 1965, including time as Secretary and Treasurer. As Leader of Scott Base, he was responsible for the safety of New Zealand’s Antarctica programme. He was a Coroner for North Canterbury and Otago-Southland for 37 years, helping to institute mountaineering management and safety reforms. He was Vice Chair of the Mountain Safety Council, Chair of the Antarctic Heritage Trust, and President of the Lions Club of Rangiora. Mr Crerar is a member of the Rangiora Tramping Club, Chair of the Otago Scout Endowment Trust, Secretary of the Lions Club of Otago Peninsula, and a Trustee of the Knox Foundation.