The Finalists for the 2017 Attitude Awards

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The Attitude Awards celebrate achievement in the disability sector. Below are the finalists for this year's awards. The winners of each category will be announced at a televised black tie gala event, to be held at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre on Thursday 9th November.

ACC Employer Award

Sponsored by ACC

Fairfax Media

Espresso Carwash Cafe

Hattrick Services Ltd

Attitude Leadership Award

Sponsored by Datacom

Graeme Porter

Glen Terry

Hamish Taverner

The Spirit of Attitude Award

Sponsored by HealthCare NZ Ltd

Daryl Brougham

Allyson Hamblett

Geneva Hakaraia-Tino

Attitude Artistic Achievement Award

Sponsored by Manawanui in Charge

Jared Flitcroft

Stephanie Green

Andrew McMillan

Attitude Entrepreneur Award

Sponsored by Westpac

Bruce ‘Pic’ Picot

Robbie Francis

Victoria Lessing

Attitude Youth Spirit Award

Sponsored by Barfoot & Thompson

Emma Cooper-Williams

Eva McGauley

Catherine Pot

Attitude Making a Difference Award

Sponsored by Ministry of Health

Brian Benn

Louise Nicholson

Wendy Duff

Three other Attitude Awards will be presented during the evening. These are different to our other awards in that only one person is acknowledged. They are:

Attitude Shining Light Award

Sponsored by Cigna

This award celebrates someone in the sporting realm who not only contributes to New Zealand on the world stage in the sporting arena, but is also someone who is doing great work to advance the lives of people who live with disability. This person may be an athlete, or someone who makes it possible for the athlete to shine in the spotlight.

Attitude Epic Award

Sponsored by Drake Medox

This award celebrates the unexpected and will be presented to someone who has broken pre-conceived ideas of what is possible when you live with disability. It is all about truely interesting talents and is relative to the winner's disability.

Attitude New Zealand Invictus Award

This award recognises the undefeated spirit of the disabled servicemen and women who represented New Zealand at the recent Invictus Games in Canada. The winner will be someone who exemplified the true meaning of team spirit both on and off the sporting field and will be selected by the New Zealand Defence Force.