Ms Miraka Cynthia Norgate, of Nelson, QSM for services to the community
Miraka Norgate (Ngā Puhi Nui Tonu) was instrumental in the establishment of the Waimea Kohanga Reo in 1984, and currently serves as Kuia for all Kohanga Reo in the Nelson-Tasman region. She also supported all Marae in their establishment phases in the region and helped with community events. She was Chair of the Whakatu Māori Women’s Welfare League and Nelson Boys’ College board of trustees. She was a member of the Richmond Waimea Returned Service Association. Ms Norgate serves on the Nelson Cancer Society board and the Nelson Bays Primary Health Māori Committee.