Mr Gary Lang, QSM, of Kaiapoi, for services to Special Olympics and the community
Gary Lang was a founding member and Treasurer of Southland Special Olympics, transferring to Eastern Southland Special Olympics as regional coordinator, then to North Canterbury Special Olympics Committee.
He has been Regional Coordinator, Treasurer, and coach. He was Assistant Team Manager and Team Manager at World Summer Games Special Olympics.
He volunteers with Meals on Wheels Kaiapoi and was President of Waimakariri Combined Probus Club and New Zealand Society of Genealogists Waimakariri branch.
Mr Lang has been involved with Gore and Rangiora Rotary Clubs, Gore Community Watch, North Canterbury Radio Trust, and Kaiapoi RSA and is a volunteer firefighter.