Extraordinary service tribute
The chairman of the St John Putaruru Area Committee has been made an Officer of the Order of St John. Andrew Begbie received the honour from Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand at a ceremony in Tauranga.
Mr Begbie provides leadership to the area committee and ensures all St John activities are well supported.
He has given thousands of hours to ambulance duty and was instrumental in getting the youth division re-established in Putaruru, significant for the future of St John.
This year is St John’s 125th in New Zealand and the organisation has been celebrating members’ achievements.