At­ti­tude Awards cel­e­brate Kiwi courage

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Nom­i­na­tions are open for the sixth At­ti­tude Awards.

The awards cel­e­brate high achiev­ers who have taken on the world and its per­cep­tion of dis­abil­ity.

En­trants range from supreme ath­letes to less well­known New Zealan­ders whose fam­ily, friends and neigh­bours think they should be recog­nised for their courage, per­se­ver­ance, or sup­port for peo­ple who live with dis­abil­i­ties.

At­ti­tude Awards trustee Dan Buck­ing­ham, a mem­ber of the Wheel Black team, says suc­cess for the award win­ners means more than a medal or prize.

‘‘We look for the sto­ries of courage and de­ter­mi­na­tion that change the way peo­ple view what is achiev­able with a dis­abil­ity,’’ he says.

The At­ti­tude Awards will be cel­e­brated at a gala din­ner in Auck­land on De­cem­ber 3.

Nom­i­na­tion forms can be down­loaded from at­ti­tude awards.org and emailed to awards@at­ti­tudeawards.org or posted to At­ti­tude Awards 2013, PO Box 9071, Newmarket, Auck­land 1149. Nom­i­na­tions close at 5pm on July 3.

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