** Please note this year's Respiratory Achievers Awards has been postponed due to COVID-19. We hope to reschedule this for 2021**

The biennial NZ Respiratory Achievers Awards acknowledge the success of those who overcome the challenge of a respiratory condition, as well as those who support these people and tell their stories.

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ wants to celebrate people with respiratory conditions who have a great attitude and achieve things in their lives.

We will be awarding 13 categories this year, with all nominees being acknowledged. The categories are:

Individual Achievers Awards

  • Children's Achievement Award
  • Adolescent Achievement Award
  • Adult Asthma Achievement Award
  • COPD Achievement Award
  • Athletic Achievement Award

Community Achievers Awards

  • Community Award
  • Educator’s Award
  • Dr Graham Milne Health Professional Award
  • Corporate Award
  • Māori Engagement Award

Media Achievers Awards

  • Print & Online Media Award
  • Televised Media Award
  • Radio Award


The criteria for each category is below:

Individual Achievers Awards

  • They have a respiratory condition.
  • They take an active role in the management of their condition together with their health professional.
  • They are non-smokers.
  • They agree to being nominated.

Community Achievers Awards

  • They agree to being nominated.

Media Achievers Awards

  • The media must have been published between 20 November 2018 and 30 June 2020


Nominations are currently on hold until a new date for the awards has been confirmed

We encourage you to nominate friends, family, colleagues, or anyone that you feel deserves recognition of the challenges they face; and overcome, every day.

For more information, or to make a nomination, click here

For a printable version, contact info@arfnz.org.nz.