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OLPHERT: Wellington and Hawkes' Bay Regional Employer Awards

The Wellington and Hawkes' Bay Regional Employer of the Year awards were held at HMNZS OLPHERT during February. Reservists from Navy and Army reserve units in the lower North Island nominated their Employer for supporting them with their reserve commitment. The overall winner along with other regional winners then go forward to the National Awards which is held at Parliament later in the year.

The Wellington and Hawkes' Bay Regional Employer of the Year regional winner for 2015 went to the Department of Internal Affairs, RESF: LCPL Richard Gane.

The award was accepted by Mr Toni Demetriou (Manager, Department of Internal Affairs).


The finalist for the 2015 Employer of the year for the Wellington and Hawkes' Bay region were: 

Callaghan Innovation

           ResF: CPL Andrew Durant

New Zealand Customs Service

           ResF: SGT Michael Dale

           ResF: LCPL Joshua Holden

Ministry of Social Development

           ResF: PTE Richard Stephen

           ResF: PTE Lewis Bishop

Department of Internal Affairs

           ResF: LCPL Richard Gane

Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

           ResF: LCPL Daniel Sanson

           ResF: Andrew Dames

Trade Training School, New Zealand Army

           ResF: CPOET Grant Cossar

           ResF: POET Nicholas Shearer

           ResF: LCPL Patrick Krippner

           ResF: OSCS Jason Young


Special awards went to Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington for the support they provide to the many Reserve Force personnel who are students.

Image Above: The Employer representatives with their Reserve staff.

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