Welcome to the page of the most important event of the year.

Here you can meet the amazing stories of our 2022 nominees. Browse around,

check out our guest speakers and our proud sponsors and supporters.

"In a world where you can be anything be kind".

Meet the MCs

Janetta Mandeno

Janetta is a local celebrant for marriages, civil unions, and any ceremony. Her voluntary roles are extensive including Volunteer Central as an office volunteer, MidCentral Hospital as a trolley salesperson, and St John on the Outreach Therapy Pets programme.

Get in touch with Janetta: http://janettarosecelebrant.co.nz/

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Lyal Brenton

Lyal is the Palmerston North Town Crier. He has extensive voluntary roles including Big Brother Big Sister mentor, Board Member of the Just Released Accommodation Trust and Palmerston North Community Services Council.

Get in touch with Lyal: brenton@inspire.net.nz


Meet the Speakers

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Chris Atherton
Volunteer Central Chairperson
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Rangitāne o Manawatu