Two Temuka St John members have been honoured for their services.
Rodger Hilliker and Lance Scott were presented with honours by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy during a recent investiture in Dunedin.
They were among 35 St John members to be recognised through the system, which is equivalent to the New Zealand honours system.
It recognises those who have acted conspicuously in carrying out St John’s mission in New Zealand – to prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance the health and wellbeing of people of all races and creeds.
Members may be promoted to a higher grade dependent on their ongoing contribution.
Rodger Hilliker, a retired doctor, was involved with St John Temuka for 49 years while in practice.
He is now the branch chairman and has been involved with the new Temuka St John facility, which opened last year.
He was invested as a Member of the Order during the Dunedin ceremony.
Lance Scott has been involved with St John since joining as a cadet at the age of 8.
He later went on to the role of divisional cadet superintendent, ambulance volunteer and for the past 15 years has been secretary to the Temuka Area Committee.
He lobbied to replace the earthquake-damaged St John station in Temuka, secured extra council land and ensured the building opened with the best of facilities debt-free.
Mr Scott, who was previously named a Member of the Order, was promoted to Officer of the Order of St John.