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:
• 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.