Mrs Mary Thompson, of Rotorua, MNZM for services to netball administration
Mary Thompson has been Secretary of Netball Rotorua for more than 30 years. She has been the Convenor of the Kurangaituku Tournament, one of the largest recreational netball tournaments in New Zealand. She was Chairperson of the Bay of Plenty Netball Board. She has worked with the District Council and Sport Bay of Plenty on projects such as court upgrades. She was Manager of the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic netball team and is Event Coordinator for the Magic’s home netball games. She has been the events manager for numerous national netball tournaments held in Rotorua. Mrs Thompson drove the establishment of Saturday netball games in Rotorua in 1980.