EDGE #395 – Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira named Kiwibank’s New Zealander of the Year + 12 Other Stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 04 March 2020 | #395 | New York
Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington)and Alexandra Burnside (New York).
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Society | New Zealander of the Year
04 March 2020
Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira named Kiwibank’s New Zealander of the Year.
The actress was awarded the title by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Other finalists in the running for the award included Peter Beck – the chief executive of RocketLab, and Professor Jane Harding from Auckland University’s Liggins Institute.

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