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NSNZ Vice Chair Colleen Brown to be a Companion of the King’s Service Order:

03 June 2024 – New ZealandCongratulations are in order!

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Neighbourhood Support New Zealand's Vice Chair Colleen Brown, MNZM to be a Companion of the King’s Service Order for services to people with disabilities, local government and the community.

Mrs Colleen Brown (Kai Tahu) has actively advocated for youth, people with disabilities and seniors for many years through various organisations and roles.

Mrs Brown was a Councillor on the Manukau City Council from 2001 to 2010 and has led committees on the Counties Manukau District Health Board since 2007, championing several initiatives leading to positive patient outcomes. She has represented the disability sector on the Auckland Council’s Social Policy Forum and the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel, been a member of the New Zealand Disability Strategy Reference Group since 2016, and is on the Extraordinary Care Fund Expert Panel for the Ministry of Social Development. She has chaired Disability Connect since 2004 and was a member of the Manukau Institute of Technology Disability Advisory Group from 2001 to 2019. She has contributed to disability and education research publications since 2000.

She is current Vice Chair of Neighbourhood Support New Zealand, having chaired the Counties Manukau regional branch since 2017 and Neighbourhood Support Manurewa in 2016. She has brought her disability sector knowledge to forging relationships between organisations and ensuring vulnerable members of the community are looked out for in adverse situations, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and extreme weather events. Mrs Brown has chaired the Rawiri Residents’ Association since 2018, having joined in 2010.

Congratulations Colleen, you truly deserve this honour and we're all extremely proud!


About Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Neighbourhood Support is a nationwide community led movement that brings people and neighbourhoods together to create safe, resilient, and connected communities. Over 220,000 households are part of our growing network. Neighbourhood Support work alongside NZ Police and other partners to equip neighbourhoods to improve safety, be prepared for emergencies and support one another so that our communities are great places to live.

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