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New Year Honours 2018 - Citations for Dames Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit

To be a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit:

GLAVISH, Ms Rangimarie Naida, ONZM, JP

For services to Māori and the community

Ms Naida Glavish is currently employed as the Chief Advisor Tikanga Māori with the He Kāmaka Waiora, Māori Health, for the Waitemata and Auckland District Health Boards.

In this role Ms Glavish was the catalyst behind the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between these two DHBs and Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua, and has championed appropriate cultural support for Māori patients, leading the writing, development and implementation of bicultural policies and tikanga recommended best practice guidelines. As Chair of Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua she worked with Auckland Police and iwi leaders in 2014 on solutions for Māori homeless in the city, and is Māori Advisor to the New Zealand Police Commissioner. She is involved with a range of other iwi, government and community organisations as an active member or advisor. She currently represents the Auckland and Waitemata District Health Boards on the Tāmaki Makaurau Regional Leadership for Whānau Ora. Ms Glavish was President of the Māori Party from 2013 until 2016.

HONOURS

Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, New Year 2011

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To be a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit:

KING, The Honourable Annette Faye

For services as a Member of Parliament

The Honourable Annette King was Deputy Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party and Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 2008 to 2011, and from 2014 until March 2017.

Ms King was the Member of Parliament for the Rongotai electorate in Wellington from 1996 until stepping down from politics in 2017. She was previously MP for Horowhenua from 1984 to 1990 and of Miramar from 1993 to 1996. She has held a range of portfolios as a Cabinet Minister. She held the portfolios of Employment, Immigration, and Youth Affairs from 1989 to 1990. As Minister of Employment she played a key role in the establishment of the Community Employment Development Group. Following the 1999 election she was appointed Minister of Health in the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand, later shifting to other portfolios in 2005 which included Transport and Police and Justice from 2007. Key achievements during Ms King’s time as a Minister have included the establishment of the current District Health Board system, changes to the Public Health and Disability Act, the Policing Act, the rebuild of hospitals from Kaitaia to Invercargill, as well as action on smoking and obesity.

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To be a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit:

L'ESTRANGE-CORBET, Ms Denise Ann, MNZM

For services to fashion and the community

Ms Denise L'Estrange-Corbet is a fashion designer and industry leader who was appointed a Member of New Zealand Order of Merit in 2002.

As Co-founder of fashion house WORLD in 1989, Ms L’Estrange-Corbet has continued the mentoring of up-and-coming designers, judging events and public speaking. WORLD is one of New Zealand's foremost fashion brands and is recognised nationally and internationally as a leading progressive and philanthropic fashion brand. In 2015 WORLD became the first fashion brand to be globally endorsed by the United Nations for their Global Goals project t-shirt design. Ms L'Estrange-Corbet appeared in the first 'Like Minds Like Mine' campaign in 2001 on anti-discrimination towards mental illness, and published her autobiography in 2008. She has worked closely with the Starship Foundation since 2005, and has designed fundraising t-shirts for them and the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation, along with bow ties for Muscular Dystrophy. She has worked with Duffy Books in Homes, the Eat My Lunch organisation, was made an Honorary Fellow of UCOL in 2013, and was awarded the Westpac Women of Influence for Arts & Culture in 2017. Ms L’Estrange-Corbet is currently an Ambassador for the IHC Art Awards, Diabetes New Zealand and the Mental Health Foundation, and is also a member of Global Women.

HONOURS

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Queens Birthday 2002

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To be a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit:

TE HEUHEU, The Honourable Georgina Manunui, QSO

For services to the State and Māori

The Honourable Georgina te Heuheu was appointed a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order in 1993 before becoming a Member of Parliament, serving five terms until retiring in 2011 and assuming the role of Chair of Māori Television, a position she has held since 2012.

Mrs te Heuheu was Cabinet Minister in the fourth and fifth National Governments, holding the portfolios for Courts, Pacific Island Affairs, Disarmament and Arms Control, and Women’s Affairs. She was Associate Minister of Treaty Negotiations, Health and Māori Affairs, with delegated responsibility for Māori Broadcasting. She chaired the Māori Affairs Committee, was a member of the Regulations Review Committee, and Deputy Chair of Fisheries and Other Sea-related Legislation Committee and the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee. Before entering Parliament, Mrs te Heuheu was a Member of the Waitangi Tribunal for ten years, a Director of the Māori Development Corporation, the Midland Regional Health Authority, and Te Papa, and a Member of the Council of the University of Waikato. Mrs te Heuheu is Deputy Chair of the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board and the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust.

HONOURS

Companion of the Queen’s Service Order for Public Services, Queen’s Birthday 1993

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Saturday, 30 December 2017

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