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Finalists Named for 2017 NZAMI Immigration Awards

Finalists named for 2017 NZAMI Immigration Awards

The New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (NZAMI) has announced the finalists in its 2017 Immigration Awards.

NZAMI is the largest membership organisation representing immigration professionals in New Zealand. Its members have expertise and broad first-hand knowledge of how immigration policies affect migrants and New Zealand businesses.

“Migrants make a significant contribution to New Zealand both economically and culturally. Our awards seek to acknowledge and celebrate those migrants whose personal efforts and achievements during the past year make them outstanding and an asset to their communities. We also aim to achieve a high level of service and professionalism among immigration specialists in New Zealand and these awards recognise the best in our industry,” explains NZAMI chair June Ranson.

The awards are presented in five categories: Migrant of the Year; Immigration Adviser or Lawyer of the Year; Community Outreach; NZAMI Service Award and NZAMI Hall of Fame. ANZ Bank sponsors three award categories.

Ms Ranson says the awards received a record number of entries this year and the independent judges remarked upon the high calibre of entrants.

“I would like to thank our sponsor, those who nominated entrants and the judges for their time and professionalism,” says Ms Ranson.

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner during the NZAMI Conference in Auckland on August 18.

The finalists are:

Migrant of the Year - Sponsored by ANZ Bank
Grace Dong Liu – International musician, Founder and Principal of the Albany School of Music, Albany
Ian Godleman - World-class golf instructor, Paremata
Sohil Sayani – Healthcare assistant, Middlemore Hospital, Counties-Manukau.

Immigration Adviser or Lawyer
Borey Chum of Migration Associates, Christchurch
Arunima Dhingra of AIMS Global Immigration and Education Services, Auckland
Kar-Yen Partington of Rowland Woods Legal, Wellington
Vandana Rai of Immigration Advisers New Zealand, Auckland
Carol Wright of Greenstone Global, Hamilton.

Community Outreach - Sponsored by ANZ Bank
Jaspreet Bassan of New Start Hamilton, Matangi
Arunima Dhingra of AIMS Global Immigration and Education Services, Auckland
Deborah Gounder of Abide Immigration Services, Tauranga.

Hall of Fame - Sponsored by ANZ Bank
Arunima Dhingra of AIMS Global Immigration and Education Services, Auckland
Vandana Rai of Immigration Advisers New Zealand, Auckland
David Ryken of Ryken and Associates, Auckland

NZAMI Service Award
Greenstone Advisory Team of Greenstone Global, Hamilton
Anuradha Grover of AIC Immigration Consultancy, Auckland
June Ranson of Woburn International, Wellington.


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