Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards, held last week, marked a coming together of people with a passion.

The 16-strong list of nominees ranged from Commonwealth Games stars, to internationally recognised artists, from business high-fliers to community movers and shakers.

They included ceramic artist Chris Weaver, fast-rising painter Holly Zandbergen, inspirational fashion designer Abby van Schreven, award-winning nursing specialist Marianne Te Tau, visionary McDonald’s franchise owner Justin Stonelake, Women’s Refuge support worker Kerri Oliver and youth advocate Faanimo Elisara-To’o.

The sports world was well-represented by New Zealand stars Kelly Brazier (Rugby Sevens), javelin ace Holly Robinson, Dunedin-based athletics coach Raylene Bates and New Zealand rugby sevens legend DJ Forbes.

Visit our Alumni page to view the full list of 2018 Distinguished Alumni.


Published on 18 May 2018

Orderdate: 18 May 2018
Expiry: 30 Apr 2019