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The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand

Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) is the professional body for those involved in Human Resource Management and the development of people.

HRINZ represents the interests of 3,000+ individual members who make up around 45% of the known New Zealand HR market. Read More

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Entries open for the 2017 NZ HR Awards

Entries are open for the 2017 NZ HR Awards, the competition which celebrates excellence in New Zealand Human Resources practices.

The NZ HR Awards are widely considered our country’s most esteemed and highest profile Human Resources celebration.

“This is the 15th year the Human Resources Institute has presented the Awards”, said Chris Till, Human Resources Institute of New Zealand, Chief Executive. “They are an iconic event in our industry’s calendar and reinforce how important excellence in people practices is for the working life of New Zealanders and for New Zealand Inc. as a whole” Till says.

With entry submissions closing on 28th October, the independent judging of the 2017 NZ HR Awards will take place throughout November with the Finalists being announced on the 22nd December.

Tuihana Ohia, of Te Wānanga o Atoearoa, winners of the Wellness Award 2016 said “Our initial thoughts when we went through the application was it seemed incredibly detailed, complex and to be honest a little intimidating. Through the process of collating the detail and information required for the submission we learnt and gained a greater insight into Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and our kaimahi (employees). With the assistance of many within the organisation we submitted a thorough and robust submission with confidence and always a touch of nervousness. We are super proud of our achievement and the award win was a wonderful acknowledgement for our kaimahi and Senior Management and their ongoing participation and engagement in our wellbeing programme Tau Ora’.

‘This year, the 21 different awards both for individuals and organisations are an exciting reflection of depth and breadth and excellence of what is required of Human Resources professionals and organisations to ensure their great people are looked after and appreciated at work and can be the best they can be.” Till Says

Laurent Sylvestre, Chief People and Culture Officer, Beca Group, and our 2016 HR Generalist of the Year winner says “As many companies need more than ever their HR teams to help them navigate into an ever changing environment, the NZ HR awards are a unique opportunity to highlight a fantastic sample of impactful HR people and projects which have helped making their organisation more successful, attractive and sustainable. A great moment to celebrate what NZ HR professionals and HR teams can bring to the growth of our country’s economy and its people.”


The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) is the membership organisation which represents 48% of the known Human Resources profession with over 3,000 members in 15 branches right across New Zealand. For more information please see and for information about the upcoming 2017 NZ HR Awards please see

For any further information please contact:

Matt Mackenzie

Communications & Sponsorship Manager

Human Resources Institute of New Zealand

Phone: 04 802 3954

Mobile: 021 159 9374


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