This afternoon’s recipients at Government House Auckland included Shae Ronald, who received an ONZM for services to youth. Ms Ronald is currently CEO of Youthline, a service that offers support to young people through counselling and mentoring. As a family and youth lawyer, she has co-authored six publications on youth rights and mental health.
Also recognised this afternoon was Ngaio Lewis, who received a QSM for services to charitable fundraising. Mrs Lewis has spent 15 years volunteering with the Jassy Dean Trust, an organisation offering financial support for families on Waiheke Island who have children with health needs. She has converted her quarter acre section into a nursery that grows and sells plants solely for the purpose of fundraising for children in need of support. Congratulations to all this afternoon’s recipients.