The Finalists for the 2017 Attitude Awards
Proudly Supported by ACC.
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
Espresso Carwash Cafe
Hattrick Services Ltd
Attitude Leadership Award
Sponsored by Datacom
The Spirit of Attitude Award
Sponsored by HealthCare NZ Ltd
Attitude Artistic Achievement Award
Sponsored by Manawanui in Charge
Attitude Entrepreneur Award
Sponsored by Westpac
Bruce ‘Pic’ Picot
Attitude Youth Spirit Award
Sponsored by Barfoot & Thompson
Attitude Making a Difference Award
Sponsored by Ministry of Health
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.