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Liz Hird, of Otaki, MNZM, for services to health

Liz Hird, of Otaki, MNZM, for services to health

Liz Hird is Chair of the Otaki Community Health Trust, which enabled maternity services to be provided in the community and attracted other services, including counselling, parenting programmes and cervical screening.

It currently provides health scholarships for tertiary study. She co-founded and convened the Otaki Women’s Health Group. She was legal advisor to Healthcare Aotearoa, an umbrella group of Primary Health Organisations in Wellington.

She led the establishment of the Otaki Primary Health Organisation. She was a lay member and Deputy Chair of the Medical Council of New Zealand. Ms Hird is Deputy Chair of the Chiropractic Board of New Zealand and a District Inspector for Mental Health Services.

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