Wellington is well-placed to carry off an award in this year’s Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards to be announced at a gala awards dinner tonight in Auckland. Three of the finalists for awards are from the Wellington region. In the line-up for the New Zealander of the Year Award is Māori educator, Dame Dr Iritana Tawhiwhirangi. For the Local Hero Award finalists are migrant community worker Juping Zhou, along with Computers in Homes Regional Coordinator for Porirua, Tim Davies-Colley.
We are very proud to have Tim on our Computers in Homes team, says Computers in Homes National Coordinator, Di Daniels. “Tim’s recognition in the New Zealander of the Year Awards is a real boost for our whole team.” “We have 17 other Computers in Homes regional coordinators around the country and in our eyes they are all local heroes and heroines, supporting families in their communities get connected to the internet and helping parents of school-aged children use computers.”
Tim says he is honoured to have been nominated for the New Zealander of the Year Awards and now thrilled to be a finalist.