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Dame Rangimarie Glavish of Auckland, DNZM, for services to Maori and the community

Dame Rangimarie Glavish of Auckland, DNZM, for services to Maori and the community

Dame 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 Dame Naida 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. Dame Naida was President of the Māori Party from 2013 until 2016.

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