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#NXT14 team shortlisted for major award

Tue 11 Nov 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

The organisers of the ‪#‎NXT14 LGBTIQ Youth Leadership Conference have been nominated for a prestigious public affairs award. The event was held at Unitec during Auckland Pride Festival this year, bringing together lgbti youth representatives from New Zealand and the Pacific. It was jointly presented by the Auckland Pride Festival Trust and the US Embassy – and was one of the New Zealand legacies of outgoing US Ambassador David Huebner. Sam Johnson speaks to the conference(image thanks to US Embassy NZ) Core event planners Tuvae Siaosi and David Edginton from the US Embassy, and Julian Cook and Robbie van Dijk from Auckland Pride Festival, have now been shortlisted for the Public Affairs Asia Gold Standard Award for Diplomatic Engagement for the conference. “NXT14 was such an incredible event to be involved in and I was honoured to have a big part in the organisation of it,” Robbie van Dijk says. “The US Embassy was a privilege to work with and I feel this award nomination is a fantastic recognition of both their generosity and all of our hard work.” Now in their sixth year, the awards are described as the benchmark for excellence in corporate public affairs and stakeholder engagement across Asia Pacific.      

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 11th November 2014 - 10:55am

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