Mr Paul Klemick, QSM, of Dunedin, for services to historical research
Paul Klemick has documented, researched and connected Polish ancestry, history and migration to New Zealand.
He has documented a comprehensive catalogue of all available information on churches, graves and other points of interest.
He is a founding member of the Polish Heritage Trust of Otago and Southland and is currently a trustee and board member.
Through the trust, he provides access to his research and findings on Polish heritage, providing a way for Polish settlers in New Zealand and around the world to connect.
Mr Klemick has researched for exhibitions and presentations and populated a website with his findings.