Dame Cindy and Ms Pam Elgar, of Auckland, ONZM for services to hockey and women
Pam Elgar served on the Hockey New Zealand Board, advocating for women in sport. She chaired the Human Resources Committees, instrumental in the development of a high-performance programme, which resulted in the rise of the Black Sticks Women to fourth in world rankings. She was a founding member of Women in Sport Aotearoa (WISPA). She is a member of the Steering Committee for the implementation of the event, chairs the board appointments panel, and chairs Wahine Toa Kei Te Kokiri committee. She was President of Oceania Hockey Federation. Under her leadership, hockey was accepted back into the Pacific Games. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Make a Wish Foundation New Zealand. Ms Elgar was appointed an independent member of the Sports Integrity Unit for Gymnastics New Zealand.