The Wellys 2015, Wednesday 18 November
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2013 Recipients


Wellingtonion of the Year Winner

Suzanne Snively

Committed Wellingtonian Suzanne Snively’s community service has included chairing Mary Potter Hospice’s widening provision of palliative care. Her ONZM was for work on breaking the cycle of family violenceand preventing type 2 diabetes.

 

Arts Winner

Jane Campion

Oscar-winning writer and director Jane Campion is one of our most dynamicfilm-makers. Her debut feature The Piano is in the “Top 100 Films of all Time.” Last year she made the Emmy nominated TV series Top of the Lake.


Business Winner

Norah Barlow

Norah Barlow has been the Chief Executive of the recently NZX listed Summerset Group since 2001. Last year, Summerset was named the Best Retirement Village Operator in Australasia for the third year in a row.


Community Service Winner

Suzanne Snively

Committed Wellingtonian Suzanne Snively’s community service has included chairing Mary Potter Hospice’s widening provision of palliative care. Her ONZM was for work on breaking the cycle of family violenceand preventing type 2 diabetes. 


Education Winner

Liz Langham

Liz is passionate about community development and has many voluntary roles. She is Co-President of Tawa-Linden Playcentre, works with the Wellington Playcentre Association, leads the Tawa Mainly Music group and supports Mana Tiaki’s kapahaka roopu.


Environment Winner

Phillip Waddington

Artist and conservationist Phillip Waddington designed a humane stoat trap which he gifted to DOC. It is used nationwide to enable the recovery of the kiwi and birdlife of New Zealand.


Government Winner

Peter Hughes

Peter has had a 30-year career in the New Zealand state sector. He is regarded as the consummate public servant and is now heading the Ministry of Education.


Science & Technology Winner

Dr Richard Furneaux

Richard is renowned globally for his contribution to carbohydrate chemistry, looking at the creation of potent drug candidates for cancer and severe inflammatory illnesses and much else besides.


Sport Winner

Steven Adams

Steven is one of 17 siblings from the amazing “Adams family” which also includes big sister Valerie. He is the first Kiwi selected in the American NBA draft making him one of our highest paid international athletes at just 20 years old.


Youth Winner

Sebastian Hallum Clarke

Sebastian is a16-year-old innovator and app developer, whose software is used by businesses and individuals in over 100 countries. Sebastian recently won an award for his presentation arguing for increased computer programming education in primary schools.

 

 

 
 
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