Mr Malcolm Nicolson, of Kawakawa, MNZM, for services to local government and the community
Malcolm Nicolson was part of the Kawakawa Business Association, served on several community trusts, and project managed the establishment of social housing for the Bay of Islands Cooperating Parish in Paihia. He was Chief Executive of the Northland Regional Council. He played a key role in the creation of Northland Inc., Northland’s economic development and regional tourism organisation, as well as flood control schemes, a Water Resilience Fund, a kingfish farm and regional biosecurity plans. Mr Nicolson advanced unity and joint decision-making through initiatives such as the Iwi and Local Government Chief Executives Forum and the establishment of two Māori seats on the Northland Regional Council.