Celebrating the Kiwi way

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The winners of the New Zealander of the Year Awards have been announced! So while we're on the subject, we'd like to know who your New Zealander of the year is and why?

The New Zealander of the Year Awards acknowledge New Zealanders from all walks of life. It's an opportunity for Kiwis to be recognised for their inspiring contributions that have made a real difference to New Zealand. Nominations may reflect individual, organisational or community group displays of hard work, commitment and/or achievement. It's about distinguishing true displays of Kiwi spirit, national pride and role model behaviour.

In our New Year post we told you that our March issue of redline magazine focuses on positive thinking in business, but we also talk about the importance of recognising achievements. So we'd like to invite you to recognise your New Zealander of the year here. It may be someone you nominated for the Awards, someone you work with or a person you don't even know, but someone who has inspired you in some way.

We'd like to congratulate this year's winners of the Awards: Professor Sir Paul Callaghan, Alison Neil and the Gibberton Community Association. Also, the Kiwibank Local Heroes award winner Billy Graham. Finally, a big congrats to 17 year old Jamie Fenton who won the Young New Zealander of the Year award.

Remember, by commenting you could win a $1000 Prezzy Card* - and you'll go into the draw every time you submit a comment.

*Terms and conditions apply. Competition closes 11 February 2011.