Know someone inspiring with asthma or a respiratory illness, who has a positive attitude towards life that should be acknowledged?

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is now calling for nominations for the 2018 Respiratory Achievers’ Awards.

Click here to watch a summary video of the 2016 NZ Respiratory Awards.

Foundation Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer says the awards are an opportunity to honour and celebrate the achievements of New Zealanders living with a respiratory condition and every nominee receives a certificate.

Six achievers’ award winners will be flown to Wellington all expenses paid, to be presented an award at a prestigious national award ceremony on 19 April 2018.

The awards are held every two years, and 2018 will be the 30th year the awards will take place. The first Respiratory Achievers’ Awards were held in 1988.

Previous achievers in 2016 came from all walks of life and their stories are all inspirational. They include:

“What better way to say well done to a friend or colleague who has a respiratory condition than by nominating them for a Respiratory Achievers' Award. Make someone’s year and send through your nomination today,” says Letitia O’Dwyer, Chief Executive of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ.

The Award categories are:

All nominations will also be eligible for the Cody Forbes Award for Courage. This award is in honour of a boy from Turangi, who had cystic fibrosis and sadly passed away in May 2007 shortly after his 16th birthday.

Achievements may range across areas such as sporting, leadership, academic, cultural and community. Achievements also include managing a respiratory condition well and living an active and full life!

The Respiratory Achievers Awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Respiratory Media Awards, which reward excellence in health journalism.

Nominations close on 28 February 2018.

Download the nomination form

Achievers Awards Brochure

If you have any questions about the awards, please email or phone 04 495 0097. 

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