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
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
All nominees must meet the following criteria:
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:
Respiratory educator award
Media awareness award