Survey and Spatial New Zealand’s annual awards night earlier this month was a resounding success, with just under 300 people gathering to celebrate professional excellence and outstanding service to the sector.
The event, sponsored by GSI Partners, was a black-tie evening held at the Cordis Hotel Auckland.
Rachelle Winefield was awarded the premier award for the night, the Supreme McRae Award for Professional Excellence. The judges cited her leadership and vision, which has positively influenced the sector, economy and community.
The Supreme Award winner was selected from within the ranks of the winners of each stream’s Professional Excellence award:
- Lyndon Telfer, Cadastral Award for Professional Excellence
- Elaine McAlister, Spatial Award for Outstanding Service
- Timothy James, Land Development & Urban Design Award for Outstanding Service
- Bruce Walker, Engineering Surveying Award for Outstanding Service
- Rachelle Winefield, Positioning and Measurement Award for Professional Excellence
- Emily Tidey, Hydrography Award for Outstanding Service.
The Bogle Young Professional of The Year Award was awarded to Emma Cook, with the judges citing her initiative, innovation and leadership, and contributions to the professional community. The two other finalists were Bailey McNutt and Adam Musa.
This year’s Percy Dyett Award was given to Jason Zhou and Rachel Charlesworth, both of whom earned the accolade for excellence in the preparation of projects for the Professional Entrance Exams, which is part of the process of qualifying to become a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor.
The State Sector award for the highest placed candidate in the Cadastral Law Exam went to Mateusz Baranski.
Finally, the Cadastral Survey of the Year Award was awarded to Wally Sanford.
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