Chloe Wright, ONZM
Congratulations to Wright Family Foundation Founder and CEO Chloe Wright! Chloe was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the New Year Honours for her services to philanthropy, education and health.
Chloe is the Patron of Spelling Bee Aotearoa New Zealand and Wright Family Foundation is the sponsor.
The honour recognises Chloe’s work with the Foundation, including the co-founding of BestStart Educare with husband Wayne Wright, and the establishment of Birthing Centre. It also recognises her patronage of SuperGrans Aotearoa, WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust, Kids’ Lit Quiz, and Spelling Bee Aotearoa New Zealand.
We’re sure you’ll agree she’s a very deserving recipient.
New Zealand Spelling Bee name change
Spelling Bee Aotearoa New Zealand is the new name for the New Zealand Spelling Bee.
Janet Lucas, Programme Director, says the new name reflects how words and language evolve over time.
“Five years ago, commonly used te reo Māori kupu were added to the wordlists. Our new name is seen as the
next step, and is a sign of respect for the country bi-cultural foundations.”