THE New Zealand Society with proud sponsor Air New Zealand are delighted to announce that Mr Eric Tracey has been named the UK New Zealander of the Year 2014 at the New Zealand Society’s Waitangi Day Charity Ball held at The Dorchester in London.
Announced by HE the High Commissioner for New Zealand the Rt Hon Sir Lockwood Smith, and presented by Air New Zealand’s General Manager UK/Europe Mr Antony Price. The award recognises the outstanding contribution that a New Zealand or British national has made in promoting the interests of New Zealand or New Zealanders in the United Kingdom.
Mr Tracey was awarded for presenting a positive image of New Zealand in the United Kingdom. He was nominated for his many contributions made to New Zealand trade, business, sporting and fundraising causes. With his award accompanied by two return tickets to New Zealand, kindly provided by Air New Zealand.
Congratulations to Eric, and to the runners up Will Katene and Dr Gerri Kimber.
In other news, the New Zealand Society Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 has been presented to Mr Barrie Neilson of Sailing Holidays.
The award was presented in acknowledgment of his outstanding contribution to the New Zealand Community in the United Kingdom.