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Walkway of Fame nominations

Walkway of Fame nominations

The Henderson Community Board has a choice of five worthy candidates for the Waitakere Walkway of Fame at their meeting this Thursday night.

They are as follows:

Chief Justice and member of the Supreme Court, Dame Sian Elias (grew up in Titirangi);

Speaker of the House, the Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt (New Zealand’s longest serving Member of Parliament);

The Governor General, Dame Sylvia Cartwright (former Henderson District Court judge),

Former Crown Lynn Head and sportsman Sir Tom Clark (who has previously been inducted into the City’s Business Hall of Fame);

Academy Award winning director, Andrew Adamson (grew up in Massey).

Two candidates will be approved by the Board for induction, with a third as a substitute.

Two recipients will have their hand or foot imprint etched into granite slabs in the walkway, which resides in Catherine Place, Henderson.

Criteria for selection is that the person must be nationally or internationally recognised and they must have been born, lived, or have worked in the Waitakere area.

Public nominations were called for via the City’s newsletter, website and local papers.

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