Awards say big yes to Nope Sis­ters

The Dominion Post - - News - Felix Des­marais Gay­lene Pre­ston and the Nope Sis­ters are among those hon­oured with Ki­wibank Welling­ton Lo­cal Hero awards. Fifty-five lo­cal leg­ends from Welling­ton and Hawke’s Bay have been cho­sen to re­ceive the awards, which ex­ist to ‘‘recog­nise the con

in­clud­ing the arts, sport, com­mu­nity ser­vice, tourism, busi­ness and vol­un­teer­ing.

This year, the Lo­cal He­roes awards re­ceived 669 nom­i­na­tions through­out the coun­try. Of those, the judg­ing panel se­lected 322 can­di­dates to re­ceive medals.

Any mem­ber of the pub­lic can nom­i­nate an in­di­vid­ual or com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion in the awards pro­gramme.

Nom­i­na­tions for the 2019 New Zealan­der of The Year Awards closed on Septem­ber 18.

Ten Lo­cal He­roes semi­fi­nal­ists are due to be an­nounced later this month.

NOPE SIS­TERS

Jo­hanna, left, and Brit­tany Cos­grove, of Welling­ton so­cial ac­tivist fash­ion ini­tia­tive Nope Sis­ters, with their Lo­cal Hero medals.

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