OTHERS ON THE NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST
Beginning his career as an apprentice carpenter Ian Hay went on to become the founding chairman of Habitat for Humanity in 1993.
Mr Hay served in this role until 2005, and in 2008 was appointed director of the non-profit organisation which works to house families in need.
In the same year he joined the board of directors for the Fijian branch of Habitat for Humanity.
His other posts include chairman of the Keith Hay Charitable Trust, honorary member of the New Zealand Building Inspectors Institute and sitting on the board of directors of the New Zealand Housing Industry Association. Mr Hay was also patron of the New Zealand Trampoline Association from 1984 to 1995. For his services to the community, Mr Hay was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Publisher Giri Gupta has long facilitated ties between India and New Zealand and is a strong supporter of the New Zealand Indian Community.
Since 2006, he has been involved with the India Trade Group and is currently deputy chairman.
He is the director of Ethnic Media Information New Zealand and publishes the fortnightly news magazine The Indian Weekender, which he established in 2009.
Mr Gupta spearheaded a fundraising effort to donate an ambulance to St John Ambulance services on behalf of the Indian New Zealand community. For his services to the Indian community, Mr Gupta was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal.