Te Tohu Oranga Angitu Lifetime Achivement Award

Dame Naida Glavish

Dame Naida is a trailblazer in Māori health advocacy and has been a driving force behind the normalisation and integration of te reo Māori within the healthcare sector. Her pioneering efforts as the first Māori telephone operator to greet callers with "kia ora" sparked a nationwide movement towards recognising and valuing te reo Māori in everyday interactions.