Mr Ian Carter, QSM, of Whitianga, for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community
Ian Carter is Chief Fire Officer of the Hahei Volunteer Fire Brigade. He was part of a group that lobbied the council for better local fire protection, leading to the Brigade’s establishment in 1974.
He was a foundation member of the Fire and Emergency Peer Support group. He was a member of the Hot Water Beach Lifeguard Service and has remained active as a mentor and committee member.
He has been involved in the local body Emergency Management Committee.
Mr Carter established a walking track through his farm to Cathedral Cove, providing a link for tourists and emergency responders.