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Respiratory Achievers' Awards February 2023

The Foundation is thrilled to announce that our Respiratory Achievers Awards will be held again in February 2023 thanks to the generosity of the Foundation’s newest Friends of Foundation sponsor G.J. Gardner Homes.

The awards recognise people with respiratory conditions who have made achievements in one or more of the following fields; sporting, leadership, academic, cultural or community, while managing their condition and living a full and active life. 

Nominations can be made across eight categories:  

  • Asthma 5 – 12 years old 

  • Asthma 13 – 18 years old 

  • Adult asthma

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Other respiratory conditions (including cystic fibrosis, bronchiolitis and bronchiectasis) 

  • Cody Forbes Award for courage 

  • Media awareness award – to honour a journalist who has contributed to greater understanding and awareness of respiratory health (see eligibility below) 

  • Respiratory educator award - to honour an educator/health professional who has made a significant contribution in the lives of those with respiratory conditions (see eligibility below) 

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 23 February 2023 in Wellington.  Winners in each category will receive a return trip for two to Wellington to attend the awards ceremony, a trophy and one night’s accommodation.

Nominations are now open and will close on Tuesday 1 November.  We encourage you to nominate friends, family, colleagues or anyone you feel deserves recognise of the challenges they face, and overcome, every day.

Make a nomination here

Or download the form and send it to:

Respiratory Achievers Awards
c/o Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ
PO Box 1459
Wellington 6140


All nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • They must be a current resident of New Zealand.
  • They are non-smokers and do not vape.
  • They agree to being nominated.
  • They are available to attend the award ceremony in person on 23 February 2023.

Individual Achievers Awards (Asthma 5 – 12 years old, Asthma 12 – 18 years old, Adult asthma, COPD, Other respiratory conditions, Cody Forbes Award for courage) must also:

  • They must have a respiratory condition.
  • They take an active role in the management of their condition together with their health professional.

Respiratory educator award

  • They must be registered health professional or educator currently practising in the area of respiratory medicine, or 'championing' respiratory medicine within their practice.

Media awareness award

  • They must have published an item (article, broadcast item, television news, podcast) on the subject of respiratory health between 1 January 2022 and 10 November 2022.

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