Mr Richard Dunkerton, of Whangārei, QSM, for services to swimming
Richard Dunkerton started coaching at the Bay of Islands Swimming Club in 1976. He was appointed President and was coach at the club for more than 20 years. He has held various positions with the Northland Swimming Association for more than 40 years, including President, Secretary and Selector. He continues as a swimming coach and examiner for the association. He has arranged training camps and organised tours for Northland swimmers to train in a supportive team environment. He is Head Coach with the Bream Bay Swimming Club. Mr Dunkerton has trained parents of swimmers to become involved in officiating.