Ms Tracey Wright-Tawha, of Invercargill, MNZM, for services to health and Māori
Tracey Wright-Tawha is the founder and CEO of Ngā Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust (NKMPCT).
Since 2000, she has built NKMPCT into a quality kaupapa Māori whanau ora centered health and social service, employing 74 staff with an annual turnover of $6.5 million.
NKMPCT delivers addiction counselling, gambling harm counselling, disability support and advocacy, Restorative Justice, Whanau Ora, community nursing services, cancer pathway support, and He Puna Waiora Wellness Centre general practice in western Southland.
Ms Wright-Tawha has served on numerous boards, research groups and advisory groups and has been Chairperson of Oraka Aparima Holdings Ltd, Trustee of Te Huarahi Ki Te Oranga Pai, and Treasurer of Waihopai Runaka.