Rebecca Mellish, of Featherston, MNZM, for services to Māori and governance
Liz Mellish is Chair of the Palmerston North Reserve Trust. She was an Executive Committee member of the Federation of Māori Authorities and chaired the Te Ture Whenua Māori Technical Advisory Group. She is a director of Hikoikoi Management Ltd, MetLifeCare Palmerston North, and property development company Haukawakawa Ltd. She is a Trustee of Wharewaka o Poneke Charitable Trust and a director of its commercial arm. She has been Chair of Roopu Tiaki, Natural Resources Advisor for Te Atiawa Iwi and advisor to Whaiora Masterton for its Whānau Ora service. Ms Mellish sits on the Māori Heritage Council of Heritage New Zealand.