New Year Honours for Whakatane man

Years of service to the Eastern Bay is not likely to come to end in the near future for Whakatane man John Pullar.

He's just been awarded the Queen's Service Medal in the New Year Honours list.

It recognises his community service in a number of areas, with one of the most important being the Livable Homes Project in Edgecumbe after last year's flood.

John doesn't expect to stop any time soon.

Sam Gardner