Don Brash nominated for New Zealander of the Year

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Former National Party leader and Reserve Bank governor Don Brash has been nominated for New Zealander of the Year.

Don Brash, Annah Stretton, Peter Burling
Photo: Supplied

An update on who has been put forward for the prestigious award includes Dr Brash, who spoke at a University of Auckland debate last week on free speech, after Massey University cancelled his speaking event because of Facebook threats.

He has been nominated, along with fashion designer Annah Stretton, Team New Zealand’s Peter Burling, former Green MP Sue Kedgley and mental health advocate Mike King.

Sue Kedgley is an activist and feminist who was a leader the Woman's Liberation movement in Auckland, New Zealand during the 70's and is still active today.

Sue Kedgley
Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Awards manager Glyn Taylor said the nominations reflected what New Zealanders were talking about and were interested in.

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