2016 New Zealander of the Year Awards Update

Press Release – New Zealander of the year The New Zealander of the Year Awards office is pleased to provide the following nominations update for the 2016 New Zealander of the Year Awards.2016 New Zealander of the Year Awards Update The New Zealander of the Year Awards office is pleased to provide the following nominations update for the 2016 New Zealander of the Year Awards. • 94 nominations received for the New Zealander of the Year Award. The nominations made are for excellence in arts, community service, public service, business, education, entertainment, science, technology, health and cultural development. • Journalist and television personality John Campbell has received almost 50 nominations. • Other top nominated New Zealanders for 2016 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year include: o Professor Jane Kelsey – Auckland University o Nicky Hager – Author and Investigative Journalist o Helen Kelly – President of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions o Kelly Dugan – Founder of SmileDialNZ o Louise Nicholas ONZM – Victims’ Advocate o Tim Finn OBE – Musician After nominations close on 30 September 2015, a judging panel – comprising representatives of awards patrons, presenters, sponsors, community leaders and independent experts – will evaluate the nominations. The shortlist of 10 candidates to be considered for the New Zealander of the Year Award will be announced in December. Comment from Glyn Taylor, Manager – New...

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