Ms Te Rehia Papesch, of Hamilton, QSM for services to the community and public service
Te Rehia Papesch has been Regional Commissioner for the Ministry of Social Development for more than 22 years. She is currently Regional Public Service Lead for the Waikato region. She co-chairs the Caring for Communities Oversight Committee and Regional Leadership Group. She led MSD’s response to COVID-19 in the Waikato. She has been involved with the Waikato Regional Housing Initiative, Waikato Wellbeing Project, and many community boards and committees. She is Secretary/Treasurer of Hui Te Rangiora Catholic Marae Incorporated. Ms Papesch was Chair of Taioha Toa, a charitable trust with the Hamilton Police working to reduce youth offending.