Mr Peter Walters, of Auckland, ONZM, for services to touch rugby
Peter Walters (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri) has coached, played and developed touch rugby all over New Zealand and across 31 countries, raising the profile of the sport and developing skills, knowledge and resources. He is the founder of Galaxy Touch Club, established in Auckland in 1987, which is the largest touch rugby club worldwide with more than 120 teams in 30 cities and 14 countries. He is the most capped player in touch rugby, representing New Zealand in nine World Cups and winning three. He has been a member of 35 winning national championship teams, with 20 consecutive gold medals for Auckland. Mr Walters has received the Coach of the Year and Tohu Motuhake awards at the Māori Sports Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Touch New Zealand.