Time to nominate for New Zealander of the Year

GISBORNE Mayor Meng Foon has reminded Gisborne residents to get their votes in for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year.

“Every day tens of thousands of Kiwis benefit from the selflessness, generosity and ambition of some fine New Zealand citizens," he said.

“In our own community, I’ve seen first-hand just how important these people are to Gisborne. Whether it’s in the fields of professional, charitable or personal achievement, their good deeds are inspiring examples for our own lives.

“You can’t escape the overwhelming sense of gratitude these communities have for these fine people. But in the rush of our lives we can sometimes forget to pause, celebrate and acknowledge these accomplishments.

"The New Zealander of the Year is the perfect way for Kiwis to say thanks and I encourage all Gisborne residents to take a moment and nominate that special person who represents the very best of us.”

The annual New Zealander of the Year Awards are in their ninth year. The awards recognise a diverse range of Kiwis from all fields of endeavour including science, business, the arts, cultural or community involvement, sport, education and health.

They are open to New Zealanders of all ages whose impact has inspired the communities they serve and the country as a whole.

Nominations for the prestigious award, and supporting categories, opened last month and close on September 18. Any member of the public can nominate an individual or community organisation in the awards programme.

  • In addition to the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year, awards will be presented to New Zealanders who have performed with distinction in five additional award categories:
  • Young New Zealander of the Year
  • Senior New Zealander of the Year
  • New Zealand Community of the Year
  • New Zealand Innovator of the Year
  • New Zealand Local Hero of the Year

The 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year will be announced at the New Zealander of the Year Awards Gala in Auckland on February 21, 2018.

Previous winners of the New Zealander of the Year Award are:

  • Taika Waititi (2017)
  • Richie McCaw (2016)
  • Sir Stephen Tindall (2015)
  • Dr Lance O’Sullivan (2014)
  • Gisborne’s Dame Anne Salmond (2013)
  • Sir Richard Taylor (2012)
  • Sir Paul Callaghan (2011)
  • Sir Ray Avery (2010)

For more information or to nominate someone for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards visit www.nzawards.org.nz.

GISBORNE Mayor Meng Foon has reminded Gisborne residents to get their votes in for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year.

“Every day tens of thousands of Kiwis benefit from the selflessness, generosity and ambition of some fine New Zealand citizens," he said.

“In our own community, I’ve seen first-hand just how important these people are to Gisborne. Whether it’s in the fields of professional, charitable or personal achievement, their good deeds are inspiring examples for our own lives.

“You can’t escape the overwhelming sense of gratitude these communities have for these fine people. But in the rush of our lives we can sometimes forget to pause, celebrate and acknowledge these accomplishments.

"The New Zealander of the Year is the perfect way for Kiwis to say thanks and I encourage all Gisborne residents to take a moment and nominate that special person who represents the very best of us.”

The annual New Zealander of the Year Awards are in their ninth year. The awards recognise a diverse range of Kiwis from all fields of endeavour including science, business, the arts, cultural or community involvement, sport, education and health.

They are open to New Zealanders of all ages whose impact has inspired the communities they serve and the country as a whole.

Nominations for the prestigious award, and supporting categories, opened last month and close on September 18. Any member of the public can nominate an individual or community organisation in the awards programme.

  • In addition to the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year, awards will be presented to New Zealanders who have performed with distinction in five additional award categories:
  • Young New Zealander of the Year
  • Senior New Zealander of the Year
  • New Zealand Community of the Year
  • New Zealand Innovator of the Year
  • New Zealand Local Hero of the Year

The 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year will be announced at the New Zealander of the Year Awards Gala in Auckland on February 21, 2018.

Previous winners of the New Zealander of the Year Award are:

  • Taika Waititi (2017)
  • Richie McCaw (2016)
  • Sir Stephen Tindall (2015)
  • Dr Lance O’Sullivan (2014)
  • Gisborne’s Dame Anne Salmond (2013)
  • Sir Richard Taylor (2012)
  • Sir Paul Callaghan (2011)
  • Sir Ray Avery (2010)

For more information or to nominate someone for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards visit www.nzawards.org.nz.

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