- Traci Houpapa (Tainui) has been appointed a director to the board of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.
- Linda Te Puni (Ngāi Tahu – Waihōpai, Te Ātiawa – Te Whiti, Taranaki) has been appointed as the next New Zealand Ambassador to Chile.
- Terena Wara (Waikato, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga) has been appointed as a Judge of the Māori Land Court.
- Damian Stone (Ngāti Kahungunu) has been appointed as a Judge of the Māori Land Court.
- La-Verne King (Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa and Ngāti Paoa) has been appointed as a District Court Judge in Northland.
- Keriana Brooking (Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa) has been appointed Deputy-Director General Health System Improvement and Innovation, Ministry of Health.
- John Whaanga (Ngāti Rākaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine) has been appointed Deputy Director-General Māori Health, Ministry of Health.
- The following have been appointed to the Māori advisory group for the Government’s joint venture on family violence and sexual violence:
- Prue Kapua (Ngāti Whakaue,Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu) Chair;
- Ruahine (Roni) Albert (Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto, Tūwharetoa);
- Ngaropi Cameron (Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa);
- Ange Chaney (Ngāti Hine);
- Paora Crawford Moyle (Ngāti Porou);
- Te Owai Gemmell (Te Whakatōhea, Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngā Ruahinerangi);
- Roku Mihinui (Te Arawa, Tuhourangi);
- Susan Ngawati Osborne (Ngāti Hine);
- Russell Smith (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu); and
- Sir Mark Solomon (Ngāi Tahu).
- Dr Hinurewa Poutu (Ngāti Rangi, Te Āti Haunui a Pāpārangi, Ngāti Maniapoto) has been appointed to the Te Mātāwai Board for a three-year term.
- Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith (Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Aitanga a Hauiti,Kāti Māmoe) has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori, Massey University.
- Suzanne Ellison MNZM (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Te Atiawa) has been appointed to the University of Otago Council.
- Liz Te Amo (Waitaha, Ngāti Moko, Tūhourangi, Tapuika) has been appointed to the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Council.
- Tiwana Tibble has been appointed to the Te Wānanga o Raukawa Council.
- Maru Nihoniho (Ngāi Tūahuriri) has been named 31st on the Forbes list of the World’s Top 50 Women in Technology 2018. Ms Nihoniho has been recognised for “Bringing Māori Culture to Video Games”.
More Tāngata Māori (Who Have Done Good Mahi) – New Years’ Honours
The following New Zealand Order Honours and Queen’s Service awards were conferred to Māori, or people giving services to Māori, on 31 December 2018 (New Years’ Honours).
To be Knight Companions of the said Order:
Mr (Kim) Robert Kinsela Workman (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Rangitāne) QSO – for services to prisoner welfare and the justice sector.
Mr Robert Arnold McLeod (Ngāti Porou) for services to business and Māori.
To be Officers of the said Order:
Mr Rore Stafford (Ngāti Rārua, Kinohaku, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Maniapoto) for services to Māori.
To be Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit:
Ms Carmel Miringi Fisher – For services to business.
Mr Owen Thomas Mapp (Ngāti Pākehā) – for services to Māori carving and bone art.
To be Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit:
Ms Laurie Tamati Ngarue Sadler Keung (Laurie Wharemate-Keung) – for services to children.
Mrs Wana Joelle King (Ngāti Porou) – for services to squash.
Mr Peter Stevenson Little (Ngāti Pākehā) – services to Māori land development and administration.
Dr Paula Jane Kiri Morris (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Wai) – for services to literature.
Mr Pouroto Nicholas Hamilton Ngaropo (Te Arawa, Tainui, Takitimu, Ngātokimatawhaoru) JP – for services to Māori and governance.
Professor Barbara Jones (Ngāti Pākehā) – for services to education and sociology research.
Mrs Georgina Salter – for services to netball. Deceased.
Ms Sharon Shea (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Haua, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Hako) – for services to Māori health and development.
To be Companions of the Queen’s Service Order:
Mr Colin Archibald MacDonald (Ngāti Pākehā) – For services to the State.
QSM The Queen’s Service Medal
Mr James Frederick Simpson – for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community.
Mrs Eileen Isobel Whaitiri (Ngāti Mutunga) JP – for services to Māori and the community.
Mr Walter James Walsh (Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-A Mahaki) – for services to the community and broadcasting.
 Note the following list is of people who received an Honour for Services to Māori. It is possible / likely there are other Māori we have not identifed who received an Honour in