Mr Paul Wilkins, of Murchison, QSM for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand the community
Paul Wilkins was a volunteer, Deputy Chief Fire Officer and then Chief of Murchison Fire Brigade. As Chief, he organised and gathered volunteers to attend callouts between Nelson and Christchurch. He has been a Scout Leader and a member of Search and Rescue and Civil Defence for several years. He has helped with the local ambulance and trained to be a first responder for St John. He organises working bees, through his church, for community projects. Mr Wilkins is the first aider for the local rugby clubs and has dressed up as Santa Claus for several organisations.