One of the country’s top epidemiologists, Professor Michael Baker, who became a household name amid the Covid-19 pandemic has taken home the supreme award at the annual Wellingtonian of the Year Awards.
reated by The Dominion Post, the Wellingtonian of the Year Awards were started in 1989 to celebrate achievements and contributions across all sectors of the greater Wellington community, awarding those who make the region exciting and vibrant.
The 2020 Dominion Post Wellingtonian Of The Year winners:
Arts – Victor Rodger
Business – Malcolm Gillies
Community Service – Biddy Harford
Education – Sally Barrett
Environment – Dave Lowe
Public Service – Ashley Bloomfield
Science & Technology – Michael Baker
Sport – Ameliaranne Ekenasio
Youth – Brad Olsen
This week we feature a cat with the unlikely name Ned Kelly, who belongs to John Kelly from Carterton.
"Rehomed and renamed Ned Kelly. Every inch a rebel. Moved from the country into town, Carterton."
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This week we feature a well known Wellington identity. Do you remember him?
Kiwis will be able to visit the Cook Islands without having to quarantine in either country from May 17.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the start date for the long-awaited two-way, quarantine-free travel bubble on Monday – two weeks before it is set to inflate.