Mr Wayne Martin, of Kawakawa, QSM for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Wayne Martin is Chief Fire Officer of Kawakawa Volunteer Fire Brigade and a member of Northland’s Chief Fire Officer Leadership Group. He was instrumental in establishing a Cadets Unit. His ‘whānau’ approach has seen initiatives such as local kuia caring for Brigade members’ tamariki while attending incidents. He introduced a tikanga Māori approach at fatal incidents. He was iwi liaison officer with Fire and Emergency New Zealand (then New Zealand Fire Service). He is now a Group Manager within Northland and has been incident controller for significant wild fire incidents. Mr Martin coaches Ngati Hine Kawakawa/Moerewa Rugby team.