Vaoga Lelefua Mary Watts
Vaoga Lelefua Mary Watts, of Waitakere, received the Queen's Service Medal at an investiture ceremony on 25 September 2008 for services to the Pacific Islands community. She has been heavily involved with Pacific women’s development and public safety and has worked in the area of family violence prevention and intervention, contributing to a number of programmes and services, including the Child & Neglect Campaign. She is the deputy chairman of the Waitakere Pacific Board and a member of the Pacific Island Drug and Alcohol Service Board. She helped to set-up the Pacific Islands Women’s Project Aotearoa and was a founding member of Pacific Health Care and the Falemalu Women’s Refuge.