Gabrielle Huria, of Christchurch, MNZM, for services to Māori and governance
As Chair of Māori and Pacific mental health provider Emerge Aotearoa, Gabrielle Huria has led the organisation to become an NGO leader. She managed the communications strategy for Ngai Tahu during its negotiation and post-settlement periods. She instigated and was editor of the tribal magazine Te Karaka. She has held several director positions and was Chair of Tahu Communications and the Whanau Ora Te Waipounamu Regional Leadership Team. Following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, she established the Mana Waitaha Charitable Trust, which developed the infrastructure and land zone reform at Tuahiwi so tribal members could live on their traditional land. Ms Huria is Acting Chair of her local marae at Tuahiwi.