Miss Rona Fraser, MNZM, for services to women and aviation
Rona Fraser helped to establish the New Zealand Association of Women in Aviation (NZAWA) in 1960 and was its first President. NZAWA has increased the participation of women in aviation through mentoring, information and scholarships, and currently has more than 200 members. She has been Patroness of NZAWA and is a member of the Ninety-Nines, an international organisation for women pilots. She was the first woman to fly solo from the Wellington Aero Club, having joined in 1952 and trained in Tiger Moths. Miss Fraser established a riding school in 1974 and established the Wellington Area Competitive Trail Riding Club in 1987, which now has around 100 members.