Mrs Sandra Spier, QSM, of Taihape, for services to health and the community
Sandra Spier was an Ambulance Officer with Whanganui District Health Board before training with St John to become an Intermediate Care Paramedic Officer.
She worked for MediTrain First Aid Training Limited as a first-aid tutor and then became independent.
She provides access to first aid and first aid training for remote and rural areas and free basic first aid training for schoolchildren, mothers and at-risk youth entering employment.
She works with Nga Iwi O Mokai Patea Services to train their staff.
Mrs Spier has fundraised for the St John Taihape ambulance station and with the Taihape Motorcycle Riders.