Ashburton residents encouraged to nominate for 2018 New Zealander of the Year


​Tuesday 15 August, 2017

As Kiwis around the country prepare to cast their votes in the General Election, Ashburton District Mayor Donna Favel is encouraging local residents to make sure they get their votes in for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards.

“Every year, countless New Zealanders benefit from the selfless and generous work of some wonderful people in our communities. In the rush of our busy lives, sometimes we can forget to pause and celebrate these peoples’ accomplishments, but the New Zealander of the Year Awards are a perfect opportunity to say thank you.”

The prestigious New Zealander of the Year Awards are now in their ninth year. They recognise a diverse range of Kiwis from all fields of endeavour, including science, business, the arts, cultural or community involvement, sport, education and health. They are open to New Zealanders of all ages whose actions have inspired their community and the country as a whole.

“We have some truly amazing people in our district, and I encourage the community to put their names forward. I can think of no better way to honour the best of Ashburton than by nominating someone for New Zealander of the Year,” Mayor Favel adds.

Nominations for the awards are open until 18 September 2017 and will be announced at the New Zealander of the Year Awards Gala in Auckland on the 21 February next year.

To make a nomination or for more information on the awards visit


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