Ms Veranoa Hetet, QSM, for services to Māori art
Veranoa Hetet learnt the weaving techniques Raranga, Tāniko and Whatu Kakahu from her mother, the late Erenora PuketapuHetet, and learnt tukutuku and kowhaiwhai from her father, Rangi Hetet. She has been teaching weaving for 30 years and has extended the opportunity for others to learn traditional Māori weaving techniques by establishing the Hetet School of Māori Art. The school offers online courses that make it possible for Māori and non-Māori alike to learn these skills around the world. Ms Hetet has travelled extensively to teach and demonstrate, sharing her passion for these arts with thousands of people.