Meritorious Award Winners 2006

3 November 2006

To recognise the outstanding contributions of individual committee members, Standards New Zealand presents Meritorious Service Awards in November each year, at forums held annually in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

Awards this year were presented to Claire Benge, for her contribution to building Standards; Michael Chopping, for his ongoing work on electrical Standards; Dene Cook, for his contribution to the development of concrete Standards; Chris Mak, for his active participation in the development of fire protection Standards; John Maber, who has been instrumental in the development of the New Zealand agrichemical Standard and John Peek, for his ongoing work on the fertility Standard.

Rob Steele, CEO of Standards New Zealand, says, “these awards recognise the exceptional hard work and dedication the award winners have contributed to high quality Standards that assist New Zealanders in their everyday lives.” Award winners are nominated by their peers and judged by a panel including representatives from the government, Standards New Zealand and the building, energy, consumer and health sectors.

The forums celebrate past achievements and discuss future strategic issues. They are a valuable opportunity for Standards New Zealand to outline plans for the coming year and to recognise the contribution of stakeholders. Attendees include our valued partners – committee members, funders, professional associations and industry advisory groups.