Thank you for the fantastic nominations for the 2017 SunPix Pacific Peoples' Awards. Judging by an independent panel is now underway and we'll bring you the winners on screen and online in December. Fa'afetai tele lava.
A huge thanks to our sponsors that have made this years 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
Sponsored by Pasifika Futures
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.
Sponsored by AUT
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.
Sponsored by Pacific Business Trust
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
Sponsored by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples
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
Sponsored by the Pacific Media Network
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.
Congratulations to all of the 2016 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
Fa'anana Efeso Collins
(2015) Vui Mark Gosche
(2015) Tupou Manapor
Pacific Enterprise Award Winners
(2015) Uluomato’otua Aiono
(2015) Agnes Loheni
Pacific Health and Wellbeing Award Winners
(2015) Dr Joe Williams
(2015) Buck Stowers