Mrs Jan Barnes, of Mount Maunganui, MNZM for services to local government and the community
Jan Barnes chaired the Matamata Community Board and represented the Matamata Ward on the District Council, becoming its first female Mayor. She was Co-Chair of the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Rural Provincial Committee and Rural Zone representative to the LGNZ National Council Board. She was a member of the Matamata Public Relations Association Committee.
She was a Trustee and Chair of the Matamata Community Resource Centre and the Matamata Community Health Shuttle. She is a founding member of MATE (Matamata Apprentice Training Enterprise) and Patron of Matamata Menz Shed. Mrs Barnes chaired Matamata Centennial Committee and Mill Crescent Kindergarten and was a member of Firth Primary Fundraising Committee.