In 2019 the Groundspread NZ (NZGFA) introduced four awards to its annual conference programme. The awards seek to recognise and commend individuals or associate organisations who have made a significant and positive contribution to the ground spreading industry. They also serve to reflect the level of professionalism, responsibility and innovation that exists across the ground spreading profession, and within the Association.
Nominations for the 2024 Awards will open on Monday 4th March 2024. Nominations can be made by emailing the Executive Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 027 214 1790, no forms to fill in, just let us know who you would like to nominate and for what award and we will take it from there, it has never been easier to celebrate success!
Please ensure you read the terms & conditions and refer to the criteria for each award, by clicking on the award links
This award will be presented to a Groundspread NZ member who has been a positive supporter of the Association during the past three years, they impart their knowledge to others in the industry, and their contribution has helped groundspreaders in one of the following areas – business, economic, environmental, or social. Nominees should be Spreadmark registered in this category please.
Previous winners: Gordon Dobbs (2019), Grant Anderson (2020), John Whitehead (2021), Tina Powell (2022), Stephen Whitehead (2023).
This award will be presented to a Groundspread NZ member who is under the age of 35 and is passionate about the groundspread industry (that they currently work in). They will show vision and passion and contribute positively to the industry and Association.
Previous winners: Adam White (2019), Matthew Blomfield (2020), Toby Evans (2021), Nigel Nunn (2022), Hayley Allen (2023).
This award will be presented to a Groundspread NZ member who demonstrates a commitment to health and safety in the industry and has made a significant contribution in this area during the past three years. This contribution will have benefited and improved health and safety outcomes for individual groundspreaders and/or the industry in general.
Previous winners: Nicola Goodwin (2019), Phil Johnson (2020), Nick Hyslop (2021), Kylie Stenton (2022), Grant Anderson (2023).
This award will be presented to a Groundspread NZ member who demonstrates a commitment to the exploration of technology and innovation in the groundspread industry during the past three years. They will have encountered an industry problem or issue and have been able to solve it with their innovation.
Previous winners: Ted Usmar (2019), Ron Smith (2020), John Whitehead (2021), Jon Jackson (2022), Shane Glassey (2023).
Keith Andrews, New Zealand’s largest commercial vehicle dealer, is an established Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and FUSO specialist providing commercial vehicle sales and service from locations throughout the North Island. The company’s ethos centres on the principle that great people make great businesses, and Keith Andrews is proud to have a team of passionate individuals, who share a common approach to delivering excellent customer service. Keith Andrews proudly sponsors the Innovation Award to support and celebrate the classic Kiwi traits of ingenuity and creativity for the betterment of the Groundspread industry and community.