Elsa – the University of Canterbury (UC) Liaison team office dog – has entered the Top Office Dog competition run by Frog Recruitment on Instagram.
Entries close today, with the judges decision expected on 18 September. You can see her entry here – she already has more than 100 likes.
Elsa is a 7 year old re-homed greyhound, who was adopted through Hounds4Homes by UC’s Manager Future Students, Denise Hall.
On her first day at work, she ate a member of the team’s lunch and hid under the desk, but 18 months down the track she has progressed to become a chilled-out member of the team, who relaxes in her office bed for much of the day, but always joins the team for morning and afternoon tea breaks.
She also wanders round the office periodically during the day, visiting different staff at their desks to enjoy a stress-reducing pat. Highlights of her office career include wearing her official mascot jacket at Orientation Day, when she helps welcome new students, as well as contributing to the general health and wellbeing of UC staff and students. #nztopdog#ucnow
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Nominations for the New Zealander of the Year awards are already coming in.
41 people have been nominated for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year title.
There has been a surge in nominations for former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei since her resignation.
Other nominated New Zealanders for 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year include:
Peter Burling – Team New Zealand helmsman
Mark Dunajtschik – Wellington Children’s Hospital benefactor
Nicky Hager – author
Heather Henare – Skylight CEO and former CEO of Women’s Refuge New Zealand
Mike King – mental health advocate
Nigel Latta – psychologist and author
Jono Pryor – television and radio personality
After nominations close on 18 September 2017, 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.
Other Categories Nominations are also being sought for exceptional New Zealanders in the following categories:
University of Auckland Young New Zealander of the Year (15-30 years)
Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year (60 years and over)