The New Zealand Society (in association with our kind sponsors, Air New Zealand) is now seeking nominations for the
UK New Zealander of the Year Award 2014
The UK New Zealander of the Year Award is recognised as one of the most prestigious honours within the New Zealand community in the United Kingdom. This annual award recognises and celebrates the person who has made the most outstanding personal contribution in the UK to promoting the interests of New Zealand or New Zealanders, whether in public life, by charitable work, or achievement in the arts, sport or academia.
This years winner Bronwen Horton, received the 2013 Award in recognition of her extraordinary personal efforts to help New Zealanders both in the UK and in New Zealand. Bronwen founded the New Zealand Business Women’s Network in the UK in 2009, which has successfully brought together women in all levels of the corporate and creative worlds, particularly fostering business networking together with social bonding and support, and creating an environment to share entrepreneurial ideas, skills and expertise. In addition, Bronwen has been at the forefront of the fundraising efforts in the UK in aid of those who suffered in the Canterbury earthquakes.
Other past winners include Kent Gardner, Terry Smith, Anna Hansen MBE, Esther Kerr Jessop QSM, Dr Ian Conrich, Jonathan Rennie, Tom & Susan Glynn, Peter Leslie, Dame Judith Mayhew Jones, The Rt. Hon Don McKinnon, (The late) Harry Mahon OBE, Michael Campbell, Sir Mark Todd and Peter Gordon.
Nominees must be either New Zealand or British citizens (and have resided in the UK for at least the past two (2) years), and may not include previous winners.
The date for receipt of Nominations is midnight GMT on Wednesday, 4th December 2013 and the judging will take place in December 2013 by a panel including the President of the New Zealand Society (UK), a representative of The New Zealand High Commission in the UK, the General Manager UK & Europe of Air New Zealand, a past winner of the Award and a prominent member of the New Zealand community in the UK.
The judging panel will determine the winner of the Award, and the three (3) finalists (being the winner and the two runners up) will each be invited to attend the New Zealand Society Waitangi Day Charity Ball to be held in The Ballroom at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Friday, 7th February 2014. The winner will be announced at the Dinner, and will have the right to be recognised as the UK New Zealander of the Year 2014. This person will receive return flights for two (2) from the United Kingdom to New Zealand, courtesy of Air New Zealand.
By making a nomination you may choose to enter our Prize Draw which could win you two (2) free tickets to any New Zealand Society (UK) event of your choice from March through November 2014.
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To make a nomination, please download the Nomination Form by clicking here (for Microsoft Word format) or here (for PDF format), complete it and return it with ALL supporting documentation either by email to email@example.com or post to 2014 Award Nominations, New Zealand Society (UK), c/o 14a Crossfield Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 4NT.