Mrs Barbara Hanna, QSM, of Tapanui, for services to the community
Barbara Hanna chairs the West Otago Community Board.
She was a major force behind the erection of a cell phone tower, the purchase of a back-up generator for the community centre, and liaising with the District Council on important projects.
She has held administration roles with the Blue Mountain College, West Otago and Otago Country Netball Union. She has been a Netball Otago Incorporated Board member.
She was a founding member of the West Otago Theatrical Society and has served in numerous roles, including President.
Mrs Hanna organises the Tapanui Christmas Parade and has organised many other local events.