Ms Frian Wadia, of Auckland, MNZM, for services to disability and education.
Ms Frian Wadia was the Secretary of Auckland Parents of Deaf Children for several years. She is a member of the Chaucer School Board of Trustees, ensuring policies are inclusive, equitable and representative of staff and children. She is a Coordinator of Very Important Parents – Equity in Education, engaging with various agencies to improve education for disabled children. As a Board Member of the Teaching Council, she established and chaired the Inclusive Education Advisory Group. Ms Wadia is a Board member of Parent to Parent, a nationwide not-for-profit organisation supporting families of children with disabilities or health conditions, and Presiding Member of the Lottery Individuals with Disability distribution committee.