Tauranga’s Gill Gemming has been recognised as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
Gill was nominated for her work with Tauranga Hockey Association as president, board member, coach and manager.
She is currently developing the Hockey Without Limits programme for those with disabilities and was instrumental in setting up hockey in Tauranga in 1992.
Gill continues to act as a huge advocate for hockey in the Pacific Islands and still serves as Continental Development Officer of Oceania Hockey.
On top of that, she has coached Masters teams at local and international level since 2000 and will lead the New Zealand Over 55s Women at the Masters World Cup in Terrassa from 27 July-5 August.