Donald George McLaren ONZM
Don McLaren, owner of Auckland-based animal remedies company Bomac Laboratories, made the headlines when Bomac made a significant donation to Massey University's Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences.
Bomac became the Massey institute's corporate partner - a relationship that went far beyond mere sponsorship.
McLaren's community service was demonstrated in other areas. A keen racing man, he was president of the Auckland Racing Club which he helped restore to profit by good management and sale of surplus club land.
He also served on a number of community and professional organisations including the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Association and the New Zealand Racing Conference.