Please join me in congratulating the following personnel who have been recognised in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List released today:

  • Paul McGill (Warkworth) - Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand
  • Paul Wright (Rotorua) - Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the forestry industry
  • Patricia (ANNE) Flutey (Whanganui) - Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community
  • David (STUART) Jones (Kirwee, Canterbury) - Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand
  • Allan (JOE) Hedley (Mahia, Hawkes Bay) - Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for services to the community
  • John Taylor (Wanaka) - Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for services to the community

Our firefighters are regularly honoured when the Queen recognises citizens from Commonwealth countries for their exceptional service at New Year and on the observation of her birthday.

Congratulations to those honoured today. You have all made a huge difference to both Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the lives of people in your communities. The recognition of your hard work, dedication and achievements at this highest level makes us immensely proud.

You can read more about these recipients and their achievements on our website: https://fireandemergency.nz/news-and-media/fire-and-emergency-honours-recipients-congratulated-4/(external link)

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