Mr Trevor Maxwell, CNZM, of Rotorua, for services to Māori and local government
Trevor Maxwell (Ngāti Rangiwewehi) has been a Councillor with the Rotorua Lakes District Council for 45 years and is the Cultural Ambassador for Rotorua. He served as the Deputy Mayor from 2002 until 2013 and as Chair and Deputy Chair of Te Arawa Kapa Haka Charitable trust since 1990. He was a member of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Board, Chair of Opera in the Pā and a Board member of Waiāriki Institute of Technology. He was the Co-Chair of the Te Arawa/Ngāti Whakaue committee who helped organise the visit for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Te Papaiouru Marae in 2018. Mr Maxwell is a New Zealand Community Trust Board member, Chair of Toi Māori and a previous Kaupapa Māori Director of Tourism New Zealand.