Carol Ngawati, of Tauranga, ONZM, for services to sport, education and Maori
Carol Ngawati co-founded the Waitakere Māori Touch and Māori Touch New Zealand organisations, and helped establish the World Indigenous Touch Competition. She was instrumental in establishing a bilingual unit at Ranui Primary School. She co-founded He Wero o Nga Wahine, a school and support facility for young mothers. She was an inaugural Trustee of the Black Pearl Trust, which established the Black Pearl Awards to celebrate Māori women making a difference. She developed and led the operation of a Mana Wahine Day forum for secondary schools and a transition-to-high-school programme for at-risk Māori students. As Chairperson of the Waitakere Education Sector Trust, she led the development of the Waitakere Education Plan. Mrs Ngawati has chaired the Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour Māori Caucus and Hoani Waititi Marae Trust.