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The Search is on for New Zealand’s Senior Achievers

Submitted by on August 17, 2010 – 10:01 pm

Nominations are being sought from around the country for the Countdown Senior New Zealander of the Year 2011 as part of the New Zealander of the Year Awards.  This award is open to those aged 60 and over, and celebrates an ability to continue to achieve and contribute to the nation.

The Senior New Zealander of the Year Award provides kiwis of all ages the opportunity to express their appreciation and admiration for the achievements and endeavours of our senior New Zealanders.  Nominees could be involved in business, sport, arts, education, clubs, and community groups or volunteering and will have contributed to the welfare of our nation through achieving excellence in their chosen field of endeavour; they will present a significant, positive image of aging and be a role model to the wider community.

New Zealander of the Year Awards Manager Grant McCabe is encouraging all New Zealanders to nominate someone over 60 years of age for this prestigious award.  Mr McCabe says “There are so many older New Zealanders who are and for many years have been making exceptional contributions to their communities and our country and these people deserve recognition for their commitments”.

The Senior New Zealander of the Year award is sponsored by Countdown and Elizabeth Ryley, Progressive Enterprises General Manager Communications and Marketing says “As a young nation many of our older New Zealanders have helped shape this country during their
life time. This award provides New Zealanders of all ages with the opportunity to express their appreciation and admiration for the contributions and endeavours of our seniors.”

The winner of the Countdown Senior New Zealander of the Year will be awarded their trophy and $5,000 prize money at a gala awards presentation dinner in Auckland on the 2nd February 2011. All nominees will receive a certificate of achievement or encouragement in
recognition of their contribution.

Nominations close on Friday 22nd October and nomination forms are available from Countdown Supermarkets, Kiwibank and Mitre 10 branches or by free phone 0508 692 927.

You can also nominate online at www.nzawards.org.nz or text ‘nominate’ to 244 for more information.

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