August 11, 2015
Tuesday, August 11: The Upper North Island award winners were presented at a special ceremony held at New Zealand Media and Entertainment headquarters in Auckland last night.
The Upper North Island award winners in the six categories are:
Bravery & Heroism: Dudley Andrews, Kaitia
Community Spirit: Laura Howard, Auckland
Emergency Services: Liam Connolly, Wellsford
Environment: Rick Braddock, Auckland
Fundraiser of the Year: Robbie Ritchie, Auckland
Lifetime Achievement: Joan Swift, Auckland
The Pride of New Zealand Awards, sponsored by The New Zealand Herald, The Hits radio station and TSB Bank, aims to celebrate those Kiwi volunteers, campaigners, fundraisers, care givers and other heroic people who go above and beyond for others.
The regional judging panel was made up of Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia, ecostore founder Malcolm Rands, Hospice New Zealand chief executive officer Mary Schumacher, The Weekend Herald and Herald on Sunday editor Miriyana Alexander and The Hits announcer Polly Gillespie.
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