Congratulations Lita Foliaki and all recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours Awards
We are proud to send our heartfelt congratulations to Lita Foliaki who was awarded as an 'Honorary member of the New Zealand Order of Merit' for services to the Pacific community. For many years, while Lita Foliaki held the position of Pacific Planning and Funding Manager - Auckland District Health Board (ADHB), Alliance Health Plus enjoyed our working relationship. Now she is retired and is doing more work in the community, such as being our link to the Tongan Catholic Chaplaincy, we continue to enjoy her wise counsel and witty personality.
‘Oku mau kaunga fiefia lahi mo ‘oatu ‘emau popoaki talamonu he fakalangilangi kuo foaki atu ma’au, ke faka’ilonga’i’aki ho’o ngaue mateaki ma ‘a e kakai ‘o e ‘otu motu Pasifiki ‘i Nu’usila ni. Congratulations again Lita, together with the rest of the recipients of the Queen’s Birthday Awards, for your work in advocating and supporting our Pacific communities. Malo ‘aupito.
Below: Lita Foliaki with AH+ CEO Wayne Williams
We also send our warm congratulations to all other Pacific recipients of Queen's Birthday Awards and to those who have gained recognition for their contribution to our Pacific community. To be Dame Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM ) Dr Karen Poutasi: For services to education and the State. To be Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) George Ngaei: For services to health and the Pacific community. To be Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) Barbara Ala'alatoa: For services to education. Alec Ekeroma: For services to health and the Pacific community. To be Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) Iosefa Enari: For services to Pacific dance. Donald Long: For services to literature and education, particularly Pacific language education. Tofilau Pereira: For services to the Pacific community and women. Aseta Redican: For services to health and Pacific peoples. Christopher Te'o: For services to health, cycling and the Pacific community. Queen's Service Medal (QSM) Molima Pihigia: For services to Niuean art and the community. Afamasaga Rasmussen: For services to education and the Pacific community. You can view the full list of Queen's Birthday Award recipients here.