Ms Louise Ānaru-Tangira, MNZM, of Mangonui, for services to education
Louise Ānaru-Tangira is Principal of Kaitaia College. She was previously Principal of Flaxmere College, leading the school from a point of low student achievement and attendance to reach high achievement rates that were recognised with the Supreme Award at the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.
She was a key member of the Hawke’s Bay Postvention Suicide Group. She set up and was lead Principal of her local Community of Learning Te Waka Mārama Kāhui Ako.
She was appointed to the NCEA Professional Advisory Group and the Ministry of Education’s Curriculum and Assessment Reference Group.
Ms Ānaru-Tangira has twice judged the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.