Martha Tipene, of Hawera, QSM for services to Māori
Martha Tipene is a Māori liaison and Life member of Victim Support, Kaikaranga, Kohanga Reo educator, and former Māori warden. She was a voluntary kohanga educator and mentor to the next generation of educators. With her husband, she opened her home to those in need, providing a bed and support. She acted as kaumatua with Matua Whangai in Hawera, supporting young people and tangata whenua appearing before the Court and providing comments to the Judge. Mrs Tipene is a Kaikaranga at many tangi and events for Ngati Ruanui and South Taranaki District Council and mentors younger kaikaranga.