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Staff of the Year Award winners

On Friday, 23 September, the Staff of the Year Awards ceremony was held at the UCSA Event Centre.

These awards celebrate all staff at UC who make a difference in students’ lives.

Congratulations to the winners and to UCSA for their efforts with this event.

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  • Lecturer of the Year (Grand Award): Alessandro Palermo (pictured above)
  • Administrator of the Year: Annie Homewood
  • Technical Staff of the Year: Garry Cotton
  • Supervisor of the Year: Una Cunningham
  • Lecturer of the Year – College of Business and Law: Steve Agnew
  • Lecturer of the Year – College of Engineering: Alessandro Palermo
  • Lecturer of the Year – College of Arts: Mike Grimshaw
  • Lecturer of the Year – College of Science: Ian Shaw
  • Lecturer of the Year – College of Science: Travis Horton
  • Lecturer of the Year – College of Education: David Winter
  • Great Character of the Year: Alessandro Palermo
  • Guiding Hand of the Year: Nicki Dabner
  • Pink Cardigan Award: Christina Stachurski
  • Phylogenetic Tree Queen Award: Tammy Steeves
  • Sharpest Hog of the Hedge Award: Heidi Quinn
  • Greatest Fruitburst Thrower Award: Richard Lobb

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Nominations – New Zealander of the year

Know a potential New Zealander of the year? This is your opportunity to recognise and reward an individual or community organisation that makes you proud to be a Kiwi.

The New Zealander of the Year is the country’s most prestigious national award. It honours proven, inspirational and passionate people for their contribution to the well-being of New Zealand.

Nominations can be made by filling out the online form at  www.nzawards.org.nz or by contacting 0508 692 927 for a brochure.

Q&A

What are the New Zealander of the Year Awards?

The New Zealander of the Year Awards is the ultimate accolade for New Zealanders, nominated by New Zealanders. They recognise, encourage and reward New Zealand’s most vital asset – its people.

In addition to the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year, awards will also be presented to New Zealanders who have performed with distinction in five additional award categories.

 University of Auckland Young New Zealander of the Year (15-30 years)

 Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year (60 years and over)

 Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year

 Sanitarium New Zealand Innovator of the Year

 Mitre10 New Zealand Community of the Year

How long have the Awards been running?

The Awards are now in their eighth year, the first honours were awarded in 2010.

What makes a New Zealander of the Year?

The New Zealander of the Year Award is for individuals who have made a telling contribution to New Zealand.

Their pursuit of excellence may be in areas of science, business, the arts, cultural or community involvement, sport, education and health. Their achievements make our country a better place to live.

How can I nominate someone?

Any member of the public can nominate an individual or community organisation in the Awards programme.

Nominations for the 2017 New Zealander of the Year Awards can be made until 30th September 2016 through completing a short online nomination form at www.nzawards.co.nz or requesting an information brochure from the Awards Office by calling 0508 692 927.

What happens after the nominations period closes?

In late December, the judging panel will announce its shortlist of 10 semifinalists.

The winner will be selected from three finalists, who will be sent on an all-expenses paid trip to Auckland to attend the Awards ceremony.

When will the New Zealander of the Year be announced?

The 2017 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year will be announced at the New Zealander of the Year Awards Gala in Auckland in February 2017.

Who has previously won the New Zealander of the Year award?

Previous winners of the New Zealander of the Year Award are: Richie McCaw (2016), Sir Stephen Tindall (2015), Dr Lance O’Sullivan (2014), Dame Anne Salmond (2013), Sir Richard Taylor (2012), Sir Paul Callaghan (2011) and Sir Ray Avery (2010).

Who’s on the judging panel?

The judging panel comprises a range of people from all walks of life. They include representatives of all the awards, patrons, presenters, sponsors, community leaders and independent experts.