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Opportunity to Recognise and Reward Senior Achievers

Submitted by on September 1, 2011 – 12:55 pm

Opportunity to recognise & reward Senior achievers

Nominations are being sought from around the country for the Countdown Senior New Zealander of the year as part of the New Zealander of the Year Awards 2012.
This Award is open to individuals aged 60 and over, and recognises the contributions mature people continue to make to their communities and the nation.

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Nominees for the Senior New Zealander of the Year Award could be a parent, grandparent, neighbour or a business colleague. They 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 New Zealander of the Year Awards Manager Emma Mcdonald is encouraging all New Zealanders to nominate someone 60 years of age or over for this prestigious award.

Miss Mcdonald 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 2011 Senior New Zealander of the Year is Alison Neill, 78 and is known as the ‘Angel of Fairlie’ in South Canterbury for providing a free residential facility for the elderly and infirm.

The current New Zealander of the Year, Sir Paul Callaghan from Wellington who at 63 also epitomises the valuable contribution seniors make to our country.

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 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 16th February 2012. All nominees will receive a certificate of achievement or encouragement in recognition of their contribution.

Nominations close on Friday 14th 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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