Dame Susan Glazebrook and Mr David Ayers, of Rangiora, MNZM for services to local government and the community
David Ayers worked in local government for 36 years. He was a councillor, Chair of the Rangiora Ward Advisory Board, and Mayor of the Waimakariri District Council. He led Waimakariri’s recovery operations and planning after the Christchurch earthquakes. Local Government New Zealand awarded the Council an ‘AA’ rating during its Excellence Programme assessment, largely due to his leadership. He was Deputy Chair of the Greater Christchurch Partnership, responsible for developing a sub-regional growth strategy. He has served numerous community organisations. He was Chair of the Waimakariri Art Collection Trust and a foundation member of Rangiora Community Watch. Mr Ayers has been active with the Methodist Church of New Zealand.