Kiwi heroes sought for awards
Who will be the New Zealander of the Year 2012?
Nominations are being sought from around the country for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year 2012, a prestigious award recognising an inspirational Kiwi.
The New Zealander of the Year Award is open to all citizens over the age of 15 and the recipient will be selected for his or her major contribution to the nation. The person will have demonstrated an unrivalled ability to inspire us all through recent achievements and their outstanding service to New Zealand.
The Awards Office is receiving a wide variety of nominations from throughout New Zealand.
Awards manager, Emma Mcdonald said: ‘‘While some of the nominations received so far are for very high profile people and inspirational leaders, we are also looking for those people who make extraordinary contributions to the nation every day.
‘‘ The person may have succeeded in business, be an entrepreneur, a successful researcher, an inventor or from the medical fields.
‘‘They may be active in philanthropy, charity and community work.’’
The winner of the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year will be awarded their trophy and $5000 prize money at a gala awards presentation dinner in Auckland on February 16, 2012. All nominees will receive a certificate of achievement in recognition of their contribution.
‘‘This award is about recognising someone who makes New Zealand great,’’ said Kiwibank
agricultural chief executive Paul Brock.
Nominations are also being sought for Coca Cola Amatil Young, Countdown Senior New Zealander, Kiwibank Local Heroes and Mitre 10 Community of the Year.
Nominations close on Friday October 14 and nomination forms are available from Kiwibank, Countdown supermarkets and Mitre 10 branches or by free phone 0508 692 927. You can also nominate online at www.nzawards.org.nz or text ‘‘nominate’’ to 244 for more information.