Paula Tesoriero MNZM

Paula was a New Zealand Paralympics racing cyclist. Among her many achievements, her world record-breaking time in the women's 500m time trial secured New Zealand's first gold medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics and she then went on to win bronze in both the individual pursuit and the women's individual road time trial.

Paula is the Disability Rights Commissioner. Paula is also a trustee of the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, and serves on the Boards of Sport Wellington and the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service.