Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Awards joined by the University of Auckland

New Zealander of the Year Awards joined by the University of Auckland

The New Zealander of the Year Awards Office has announced that the University of Auckland has joined the Awards programme as category sponsor for the Young New Zealander of the Year.

The New Zealander of the Year Awards has recognised and celebrated the achievements of New Zealanders across six specific categories since its inception in 2009.

The category of Young New Zealander of the Year is open to New Zealanders aged 15-30 and recognises outstanding achievement in the arts, sport, culture and community.

Past winners include internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer, Paris Goebel (2014); conservationist Sam Judd (2013); leader of the Student Volunteer Army, Sam Johnson (2012); student Jamie Fenton (2011); and, doctor Divya Dhar (2010).

Comment from New Zealander of the Year Awards Manager, Glyn Taylor:

“Each year we’re blown away by the calibre of the nominations in this category. But the importance of the Awards transcends the celebration of achievement by encouraging and inspiring others to stand up and make a difference.

“To have the University of Auckland partner the Awards is a fantastic endorsement of the reputation and value in what the Young New Zealander of the Year Award represents.”

Comment from University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon:

“The University of Auckland is proud to sponsor the Young New Zealander of the Year and recognise the outstanding and exceptional young people who are making a difference to their communities.

As the country’s leading University, we have a proud legacy of challenging, supporting and encouraging young New Zealanders to be the best they can be in order to advance the intellectual, cultural, environmental, economic and social wellbeing of all New Zealanders.”

Background

The annual New Zealander of the Year awards is in its sixth year. It recognises, encourages and rewards New Zealand's most vital asset - its people. It is open to all New Zealanders and celebrates the contributions of New Zealanders from all walks of life.

The 2015 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year will be announced by the Prime Minister at the New Zealander of the Year Gala Awards in Auckland on 25 February.

Previous winners of the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award are: Dr Lance O’Sullivan (2014), Dame Anne Salmond (2013), Sir Richard Taylor (2012), Sir Paul Callaghan (2011) and Sir Ray Avery (2010).

More information on the 2015 New Zealander of the Awards is at www.nzawards.co.nz

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

EPMU: Fourth Pike River Anniversary

Representatives of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are proud to stand with the Pike River families to mark four years since 29 men lost their lives. More>>

ALSO:

'Kindara': Unusual Ginger Coloured Kiwi Chick Released To Taupo Creche

A cute little kiwi chick with an unusual ginger tinge to its feathers has just been released to Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo after hatching at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More>>

Werewolf: The Complicatist : Bob Dylan Himself, And By Others

Bob Dylan is about to release a six CD version of the entire Basement Tapes sessions he recorded with the Band 40 years ago. To mark the occasion, I’ve rustled together some favourite cover versions of Dylan songs, and a few lesser-known tracks by the great man. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gone Girl : The Trouble With Amy

Philip Matthews: Three words to describe the David Fincher film Gone Girl: cynical, topical and ridiculous. Ridiculous isn’t a negative. More>>

ALSO:

11/11: Armistice Day Peace Vigils

On Armistice Day 2014, the second in the series of peace vigils that will take place three times each year during the World War One centenary will be held in Hokianga, Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Otaki, Lower Hutt, Wellington and Takaka. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news