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Written by Mike Dinsdale, The Northern Advocate   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012
MAKING WAVES: Wade Doak has been awarded a Queen's Service Medal for his services to marine conservation in the Queen's Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours.

After a lifetime promoting marine conservation, Northland environmentalist Wade Doak is most proud of his very first efforts to quench his thirst to go underwater.

Mr Doak was today awarded the Queen's Service Medal for his services to marine conservation in the Queen's Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours.

He was one of the first advocates for the protection of the marine environment in the 1960s and is internationally recognised for his underwater photography and film-making and was one of the main drivers behind the Poor Knights becoming a marine reserve.

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