Minister of Health Volunteer Awards

The Minister of Health Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to recognise the thousands of unsung heroes who support New Zealand’s health and disability services.

The 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards were presented on 22 June, during National Volunteer Week, at the Grand Hall Parliament.

This year's recipients are:

Find out more about the 2017 recipients and runners up.


Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman with members of the Wellington Hospital Volunteer, the Health Volunteers of the year for 2017.
Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman with members of the Wellington Hospital Volunteer Service, the Health Volunteers of the year for 2017 and winners of the Health Care Provider Service Team Volunteers.

Judging

This year’s judges are:

  • Simon O’Connor, MP for Tamaki and Chair of the Health Select Committee
  • Riki Nia Nia, (Tuhoe, Ngati Kahungunu) General Manager Maori Health for both Auckland and Waitemata District Health Boards, Chair of Tumu Whakarae (the national strategic Māori health leadership group for District Health Boards) and Chair of the Kia Ora Hauora Māori Health Careers Programme.
  • Luamanuvao Winnie Laban, Assistant Vice Chancellor (Pasifika), Victoria University of Wellington
  • Scott Miller, Chief Executive of Volunteering New Zealand
  • Jane Bodkin, Senior Advisor Nursing, Ministry of Health.

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