Ms Gabrielle-Sisifo Makisi, QSM, of Wellington, for services to Pacific communities and education
Ms Gabrielle-Sisifo Makisi taught at Onslow College and Rongotai College and, as Pacific Dean, focused on raising Pacific achievement.
She helped grow the Rongotai Pacific Parents Association and introduce Samoan language as a teaching subject.
She is the events director and faufautua for Tu Tagata, Wellington’s secondary schools Polyfest.
She founded Vinepa Trust, a community family organisation. She is a member of PACIFICA national organisation of Pacific women.
Ms Makisi is on the leadership team of the Kilbirnie Salvation Army and established the Pua Alofa programme to provide care packages to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.