Nominations are now open for the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2018!
The awards recognize outstanding individuals in six awards categories - Pacific Community Leadership, Pacific Education, Pacific Enterprise, Pacific Emerging Leadership Award, Pacific Health and Wellbeing, and Pacific Service Excellence.
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2017 SunPix Pacific Peoples' Awards Gallery
A huge thanks to our past sponsors who made last year's awards possible!
We have had an overwhelming response and some fantastic nominations for this years awards, and would like to thank everyone who has nominated someone from their community!
Pacific Community Leadership Award
This category recognises those Pacific People who lead community organisations in any field that strengthen Pacific communities. Our communities benefit from leadership of this kind - and many of our community leaders are our unsung heroes.
The key to Pacific progress in Aotearoa is Education. From early childhood education to tertiary study, this category recognises Pacific contribution to improving Pacific communities achievement.
Understanding and participating in the modern economy requires special skill for Pacific people. Business and economic acumen creates opportunity and jobs for our people. Nominees for this category can be made from across our communities in Aotearoa.
Pacific Emerging Leadership Award
This category recognises Pacific Youth Leadership and the valuable foundation Pacific Youth Leadership creates for the future. Nominees in this category should be aged between 16 and 23.
Pacific Health and Wellbeing Award
Pacific people are conscious of our health and wellbeing despite the worrying statistics - nominations for this category will be those in the community who strive to improve the health and wellbeing of Pacific People.
Pacific Service Excellence Award
This award celebrates an organisation that makes important contribution to Pacific communities in their work. This category recognises programmes, projects, or initiatives that benefit Pacific families and communities. Nominees in this category are government agencies, and private sector not for profit organisations with outstanding programmes and services specifically tailored and designed for Pacific communities in New Zealand.
Congratulations to all of the 2017 Sunpix Pacific Peoples Award nominees. It was a truly inspiring & beautiful evening, take a look at our 10 winners below!
Pacific Community Leadership Award Winners
(2016) Fa'anana Efeso Collins
(2015) Vui Mark Gosche
(2016) Joseph Fa'afiu
(2015) Tupou Manapor
Pacific Enterprise Award Winners
(2016) Hamish Crooks
(2015) Uluomato’otua Aiono
(2016) Michael Meredith
(2015) Agnes Loheni
Pacific Health and Wellbeing Award Winners
(2016) Tevita Funaki
(2015) Dr Joe Williams
(2016) Hilda Fa'asalele
(2015) Buck Stowers