Kapiti Observer : January 5th 2012
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The 59-year-old was on a bike ride when she stopped to help load the horse into a float on Paetawa Rd near Peka Peka about 11am. She was flown to Wellington Hospital. Four outstanding men honoured New Year honours: Dr David Bayvel is renowned for his understanding of the complex and sensitive nature of agricultural and food production versus animal welfare. National recognition: Michael Hall was only the second person to hold both statutory positions of chief executive and national commander of the New Zealand Fire Service. By TASHA BLACK From services to animal welfare, to law, Maori and the fire service, four Kapiti men have been recognised for their work in this year's New Year honours. Dr David Bayvel, of Waikanae, was made a Companion of The Queen's Service Order for his major influence on the develop- ment of animal welfare policies and laws nationally and inter- nationally. Dr Bayvel, who retired as direc- tor of animal welfare for the Min- istry of Agriculture and Forestry in December, said it was a nice way to end his career. After training as a vet in Brit- ain, Dr Bayvel went to work in Zambia dealing with fundamental animal diseases, such as rabies and foot and mouth disease. He spent 15 years working for a pharmaceutical company, and in 1982 moved to New Zealand. In 1989 Dr Bayvel took up a job as a one man band'' animal wel- fare adviser for MAF. Twenty-two years ago animal welfare certainly didn't have the same profile it does today. It's gone from a single member of staff to 12 full time staff members.'' Dr Bayvel is also the chairman of the World Organisation for Ani- mal Health's permanent animal welfare working group. He has helped develop a series of recommendations, including the humane slaughter and transpor- tation of livestock, which have been agreed by 178 countries. Dr Bayvel said the New Year honour represented significant team efforts'' from his family and colleagues at MAF. Te Horo man Michael Hall was made a Companion of The Queen's Service Order for his leadership to help transform the New Zealand Fire Service into a national fire and rescue service. Mr Hall, who retired from his role as chief executive officer and national commander of the New Zealand Fire Service on December 31, said he was delighted with the recognition of his work. Originally from England, Mr Hall emigrated to Australia in 1974, where he worked for Queensland Fire and Rescue Ser- vice, before moving to New Zea- land in 2001. I think the highlight really was the performance of the New Zealand Fire Ser- vice during the Christchurch earthquakes, that really repres- ented 10 years of successful rebuilding of the organisation, lots of new equipment, new procedures and what have you and everything worked really well, nothing broke down and nobody got hurt.'' Under Mr Hall's leadership there has been a drive towards a more nationally focused and integrated organisation, with investment in its people and in new technology. In 2010 the fire service won the Silver Business Award Excellence Award, and, last year, received the Institute of Public Adminis- tration New Zealand Excellence in Networked Government Award, along with the Prime Minister's Award for Public Sector Excel- lence. Mr Hall also received an Aust- ralian Fire Service Medal in 1995, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers, and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management. Also recognised in the New Year honours is Dr Donald Mathieson, QC, from Waikanae, who was made an Officer of The New Zea- land Order of Merit for his services to the law and legal edu- cation. Dr Mathieson practised as a barrister in private practice for more than 40 years, was Professor of Law at Victoria University and for several years was Crown Counsel in the Crown Law Office. Another Waikanae resident, Mr Russell Feist, was made an Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Maori. Mr Feist is a barrister and sol- icitor who has worked with Ngati Tuwharetoa for more than 45 years. His work has included cases in the Maori Land Court and legislation affecting Maori land.
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